The SA National Blood Service Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) are accredited to ISO / IEC 17043 – PTS accreditation certificate number PTS0006. Being recognised as a centre of excellence in the provision of laboratory and blood banking proficiency testing for transfusion medicine.
The program spans the African continent with more than 15 countries registered on the program. The programs are co-ordinated and administered within the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) focusing on efficiency, quality, affordability and service delivery to our customers. SANBS is a registers non-profit company that operates on a cost recovery model.
For more information on enrolling in our Proficiency testing programme:
Proficiency Programme Enrolment
Transfusion Service Proficiency Programs
CROSS-MATCH PROFICIENCY TEST PROGRAMME
The Cross-match Programme comprises of Blood Grouping (ABO and Anti-D), Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT), Antibody Screen, Antibody Identification and Compatibility Testing.
The Cross-match Proficiency Programme includes manual as well as automated testing.
There are 10 surveys per year consisting of patient red cell sample, patient serum sample and four donor samples.
VIROLOGY (TTI) PROFICIENCY TEST PROGRAMME
This module is designed for Laboratories and areas that routinely perform HIV, HBsAg, HCV and TPHA testing including rapid HIV testing.
There are 4 surveys per year consisting of 6 serum samples.
ANTIBODY IDENTIFICATION AND TITRATION PROFICIENCY TEST PROGRAMME
This module is designed for laboratories that routinely perform Antibody Identifications and Titration tests.
The Antibody and Titration Proficiency Test Programme includes manual as well as automated testing.
There are 10 surveys per year consisting of a patient serum sample.
For more information and to enroll in the SANBS proficiency programme click here: https://www.sanbs-proficiency.org.za/