Unsuccessful participation in proficiency testing
Unsuccessful participation in proficiency testing means any of the following:
(1) Unsatisfactory performance for the same analyte in two consecutive or two out of three testing events.
(2) Repeated unsatisfactory overall testing event scores for two consecutive or two out of three testing events for the same specialty or subspecialty.
(3) An unsatisfactory testing event score for those subspecialties not graded by analyte (that is, bacteriology, mycobacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, blood compatibility, immunohematology, or syphilis serology) for the same subspecialty for two consecutive or two out of three testing events.
(4) Failure of a laboratory performing gynecologic cytology to meet the standard at § 493.855.
42 CFR § 493.2
As used in this part, unless the context indicates otherwise -