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  1. Odd question... does anybody know if there are any published papers or references on how much time it takes to keep a blood banker proficient and competent when they are required to be competent in different laboratory departments?
  2. 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!
  3. 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????
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