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We have 1 antibody panel and the only type of Antibody ID we perform is a modified Antibody ID (1 rule out) for maternal anti-D when we have documentation that the patient received RhIG during the pregnancy. We have an inspector asking what we do for proficiency for this tsting. We subscribe to API for our proficiency but they only offer a general ABID proficiency. Can anyone share how they handle proficiency for this selective type of Antibody ID testing?
I was hoping someone else could tell me how they handle proficiency testing surveys if you have different instruments. We currently have 2 ECHOs and 1 NEO, and I am in a quandary on how to do the JAT survey on both instruments without breaking the rules about repeating CAP samples before the due date. We don't really have a designated first choice of instruments and the JAT samples are stated by CAP to run within 7 days of receipt due to the possibility of hemolysis. Thanks in advance!
Our facility has decided to start running IgG DATs on our echo (for cords and investigation of warm autos) but there is one snag in the road - neither CAP or API offer an Automated DAT survey at this time - so what do other facilities do? We have a couple ideas but would love to hear what others are doing to stay proficient if running DATs on any automation... 1. Old school blind comparison? - procure blind samples from another facility near by that performs DATs on automation 2. Use the samples from the J (manual) CAP survey on the instrument - but how to report it out on the survey??? 3. Other suggestions????