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Let API’s Competency Programs provide a pathway for your Laboratory to identify quality improvement opportunities, assess workforce development needs, and demonstrate reliable patient testing.


One of the top citations that laboratories receive during an inspection is the lack of competency assessment documentation. API can help laboratories meet this requirement. Our new Competency Programs provide tools to assist with evaluating and documenting the competency of testing personnel.


These tools can be utilized in conjunction with the laboratory’s established standards to meet the required elements of competency.


Frequent ship dates are available to help laboratories stay up to date with competency assessments


Observation checklists and quizzes to help laboratories ensure they have appropriate documentation to meet the required six elements of competency


Samples with peer group data comparisons for direct observation of multiple personnel to ensure all members of the laboratory team can demonstrate accurate and reliable patient testing

Competency Programs

See below our list of competency programs available from API

Blood Cell Identification – Competency

Blood Gas – Competency

Body Fluid Microscopy – Competency

CSF – Competency

Fecal Occult Blood – Competency

Fern Test – Competency

Gram Stain – Competency

Group A Strep – Competency

i-STAT Chemistry – Competency

Influenza A&B – Competency

RSV – Competency

SARS-CoV-2 Liquid – Competency

Sperm – Competency

Synovial Fluid – Competency

Urinalysis & HCG – Competency

Urine Sediment – Competency

Vaginal Wet Prep – Competency