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ASHI PT COMMITTEE

 

The 2020 ASHI pt program

Laboratories participating in the 2020 PT Program can access important survey information including the 2020 Brochure and Shipping Schedule by visiting the Important Documents and Links section at the bottom of this page.  

The ASHI PT program is designed to fully meet the latest ASHI standards for laboratory accreditation. The PT program utilizes clinically-based samples to assess a laboratory’s ability to accurately perform its analyses. All surveys are graded using established criteria with oversight by ASHl’s Proficiency Testing Committee. 

ASHI is accepted by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as an alternative proficiency testing program provider for the HLA Typing, HLA-B27 Detection, Engraftment Monitoring, and Antibody Screening/Identification and Crossmatching surveys. If your laboratory is accredited by CAP, ASHI is able to report your ASHI PT Survey Performance Reports directly to CAP.

 

access the PT Lab Center to:

  • Place PT Orders 
  • Enter PT Results
  • View Archived Performance and Summary Reports

 

2020 PT Ordering & Pricing

THE PT LAB CENTER IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ACCEPT YOUR 2020 PT ORDER!!  The deadline for placing your 2020 PT order is Friday, January 3rd.

Laboratories will be pleased to hear there is no increase in pricing for the 2020 PT year.

If you are a new subscriber to the ASHI PT program, please submit your order using the 2020 order form located in the Important Documents and Links section of this page.

 

steps for online ORDERING

Step 1. Use the MAIN LAB account* for your laboratory when placing your PT order in the Lab Center. (Individual user accounts cannot access the PT Ordering page.)

Step 2. If the “Profile Consent Needed” box pops up, click “Acknowledge & Agree” to accept ASHI's privacy policy and continue.

Step 3. Place your PT order and enter payment information.

Step 4. When your order is complete, scroll to the top of the page and “VIEW RECEIPT/ INVOICE”.

Step 5. Submit this invoice to your accounts payable department for payment if paying by check or wire.

 

*If you are logged in with the correct account, the name listed in the top right corner of the PT Lab Center should be “Lab Administrator” followed by the name of your lab. The username for the main lab account typically is a 5-digit number. Please consult your laboratory files to obtain the username and password for this account. If you cannot locate the login information for the main lab account, please contact chartman@ashi-hla.org for the information.

 

Important reminders for 2020


HT/HTG modules

Laboratories who wish to purchase a second HT module from a different region/group can do so by purchasing 1 HT module and 1 HTG module. In contrast, ordering 2 HT will result in your laboratory receiving two sets of samples from the same region. 

Ordering 1 HT module and 1 HTG module, however, allows your laboratory to receive an HT module from one group and a 2nd HT module from a different group. For laboratories ordering the HT/HTG modules who may want additional volume from the second group, an HTGS (supplemental module from the second group) is available for ordering.


VIRTUAL CROSSMATCH EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGE FOR 2020

Subscribers from each survey group will have the opportunity to utilize their own AC survey antibody results in conjunction with donor cell typing from another region/group (assigned by the PT Committee) to perform virtual crossmatch assessments that can be compared to actual crossmatch results from AC survey responses. Updated information will be provided in emails to AC survey participants.


 

for laboratories that do not perform crossmatching

If your laboratory does not perform crossmatching and you want to order the discounted AC module (serum samples only), you only need to select the AO (Antibody Only) discounted module since the AO module replaces the AC/AT ordering format used in prior years.

 

 

Important documents and links

2020 PT Program Brochure

2020 PT Shipping Schedule

2020 PT Order Form

(Laboratories new to ASHI must email a completed 2020 Order form to chartman@ashi-hla.org by Janary 3, 2020.)

  

CAP Release Form - N/A

(The CAP Release form is no longer necessary. CAP score designations are displayed on invoices of eligible laboratories which eliminates the need for the CAP Release Form.)

 

2019 PT Operations Manual

(The PT Operations Manual is in the process of being updated. The 2020 PT Operations Manual will be posted once it is available.) 

 

TYPINGS

2019 HT-1 & HT-2 Typings

2018 HT-1 & HT-2 Typings

 

2019 AC-2 Typings

2019 AC-1000 Typings

2019 AC-1 Typings

2018 AC-2 Typings

2018 AC-1 Typings

 

2019 VXM-1 Data Analysis Article w/Graphs

2018 VXM-2 Data Analysis Article w/Graphs

2018 VXM-1 Data Analysis Article w/Graphs

 

For further information, please contact ASHI Headquarters: info@ashi-hla.org

 

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