American Proficiency Institute

American Proficiency Institute
Innovative Solutions. Technical Excellence.


Technical expertise. Responsive service. Constant innovation.
We're proficient at all of them.

When it comes to proficiency testing, reliability is everything. You need a provider that fully supports you with technical expertise and prompt, personal service. At API, we work with nearly 20,000 laboratories, covering all areas of laboratory medicine. Impressive numbers, for sure. But our reputation as a leader has grown because we are committed to providing the best customer service in the industry. We handle each contact promptly and professionally, so you don’t wait for answers. Our technical experts fully understand the laboratory so they can assist you with a wide range of needs. We also provide automated result transmission, creative online services, and free Continuing Education credits. The end result? With API, you have people and results you can rely on to meet all your proficiency testing needs.

Product's Highlights 

API Proficiency Testing Programs are CAP Accepted! We are pleased to report that the College of American Pathologists continues to accept proficiency testing programs from the American Proficiency Institute. This means CAP accredited laboratories can use API’s proficiency testing programs. Please refer to the index on pages 28 and 29 for a complete listing of CAP accepted analytes. API programs are also accepted by CMS, COLA, TJC, and state regulatory agencies including New York state.

Automated Proficiency Results with API DataDirectTM Using their own laboratory information system (LIS) or middleware, laboratories may now transmit proficiency testing results directly to American Proficiency Institute (API), a process that revolutionizes proficiency testing for clinical laboratories. No more manual data entry, no more clerical errors, no new technology systems to purchase, and no additional fees! DataDirect is easy to use and saves time! 

Outstanding Features and Online Services
Paperless Proficiency TestingTM has unique features that can help you manage your proficiency testing more efficiently.
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• Verification programs to help laboratories comply with requirements for multiple instruments or methods
• Email is sent with shipping dates, package tracking information, and when your evaluation is ready
• API DataDirectTM allows laboratories to upload PT results using their LIS or middleware
• Interactive performance reports help you quickly zero in on problem areas
• Trend data, graphs, and participant data summaries
• Virtual Blood Cell Identification, Gram Stain, Sperm Morphology
• Submit, review and print results online
• Free Continuing Education credits
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