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  1. Wisconsin Cytology Proficiency Testing Program : Results of voluntary testing in 1994.

    Article - En anglais


    The Wisconsin Cytology Proficiency Testing Program (WCPTP) was developed cooperatively by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, the Wisconsin Society of Pathologists and the Wisconsin Society of Cytology to enable pathologists and cytotechnologists in Wisconsin to meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA'88) requirements for proficiency testing (PT).


    A joint steering committee designed the WCPTP to comply with all CLIA'88 regulations.

    The WCPTP application to the Health Care Financing Administration received tentative approval in May 1994.

    In 1994, mock PT was conducted at meetings of both state societies, and voluntary, on-site PT was conducted at 19 laboratories.


    Each of the 119 participants (49 pathologists, 70 cytotechnologists) was tested with sets of 10 glass slides, each representing one of four specified categories :

    • A, unsatisfactory ;

    • B, normal/benign ;

    • C, low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion ;

    • and D, high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion and cancer.

    The failure rate for pathologists was 22.5% (11/49) and for cytotechnologists, 1.4% (1/70).

    The CLIA'88 scoring system for pathologists is more stringent.

    If cytotechnologists were scored as pathologists, 10% (7/70) would have failed.

    Using the cytotechnologist grid, 14.5% (7/49) of the pathologists would have failed. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cytologie, Test comparaison, Volontaire, Expérience professionnelle, Facteur compétence, Evaluation, Diagnostic, Critère sélection, Examen laboratoire, Homme, Wisconsin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Clinic Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988(CLIA'88)

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cytology, Comparison test, Volunteer, Professional experience, Competence factor, Evaluation, Diagnosis, Selection criterion, Laboratory investigations, Human, Wisconsin, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0027900

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 17/04/1998.