Start Up Lab

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Start Up Lab Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:29 pm
We received our chemistry PT testing kit last month. We are a start up lab and we placed everything in the refrigerator expecting to bring it out when the chemistry analyzer was up and running. Our start up was delayed and now I received a letter from API stating the results were not sent in and we are going to get a new shipment in May.  Do you know if that counts against us in a negative way?
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Re: Start Up Lab Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:30 pm
Since you had enrolled for proficiency testing with API, the expectation was that you would be participating in all events. Unfortunately, you will receive a 0% for a grade.  You will need to write an explanation as to why the testing was not performed.  This is simple – was not performed because you had not gone live yet.  You will need the lab director to sign off on your write up. I would now go ahead and perform the API testing. Once you have done the testing you can log onto, click on Participant Data Summaries on the left hand side, Chemistry 1st event, select your analyte, your peer group and it will give you the results of each sample. Go ahead a print these reports and self grade. If you miss anything you will need to perform remedial action. Be sure to document everything and have the laboratory director review and sign off on it.
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