Point of Care Testing
“fast is fine, but accuracy is everything”
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
TRAINING & EDUCATION
David Shumate, MT(Hospital)
Peggy Mann, MT (Clinics)
TBD, (RMCHP Clinics)
Director, Point of Care
TJC Waived Testing
Policies & Procedures
Provider Performed Microscopy Procedures (PPMP)
PPMP is a subcategory of the Moderate Complexity CLIA testing category. A CLIA Certificate of PPMP is required to perform these tests.
CLIA Requirement: Procedures must be performed at the time of the patient's visit by a primary care provider (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant).
Implementation Process: Please Review our policy, IHOP 9.13.2 Governance of Provider Performed Microscopy Procedures.
Quality Control: Providers are required to complete competency assessment and semi-annual proficiency testing (password required). In addition, documentation of microscope daily maintenance must be kept on site at all times.
Policies and Procedures are available to UTMB staff during internet outages by contacting the Clinical Chemistry supervisor on duty at (409) 772-9253 for a copy.
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