The PAT Report—what it is and why a Regulatory Body should ask for it.
Well-performing laboratories are essential because they provide accurate and reliable information. Regulatory bodies are charged with protecting our workers and communities. The PAT Report can help regulators and laboratories work together to achieve this mission.
Join the group of federal and state jurisdictions that trust AIHA PAT Programs to provide proficiency testing to critical laboratory services:
- NIOSH 7400 Method – IHPAT Asbestos
- EPA NLLAP – ELPAT Dust Wipes, ELPAT Paint, and ELPAT Soil
- New York Department of Health – ELPAT Lead in Air, ELPAT Dust, ELPAT Paint
- Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3701-32-14 - ELPAT Lead in Air, ELPAT Dust, ELPAT Paint, ELPAT Soil
Make sure your constituents are safe. Take a moment to consider how you verify the accuracy and reliability of laboratory test results so you can feel confident that data-driven decisions are being made.
Interested? We can help. AIHA PAT Programs is the recognized authority for laboratory proficiency testing, with nearly 50 years of experience. We hold internationally recognized, 3rd party accreditation for all of our proficiency testing programs. This means you can trust the PAT Reports that you may see in your work as a regulator. Does your state or jurisdiction utilize industrial or environmental testing? If so, Ask for the PAT Report to verify decisions that protect workers and the community are made based on the best data available.
What is the PAT Report? When labs participate in PAT Programs’ proficiency testing, they receive a quarterly* PAT Report, tracking their performance and helping them hone their skills and services.
Why ask for the PAT Report. PAT Programs is known for rigorous ongoing testing and reporting. In fact, the EPA relies on our proficiency testing for its own labs.
- The PAT Report is the most concise way to determine how a laboratory is performing at this moment. With the quarterly PAT Report, you can gain a snapshot of a laboratory’s most recent performance.
- You can reduce costs and effort—and conserve limited budget dollars—by engaging with PAT Programs and directing your laboratories to share their PAT Reports.
So, ask your labs for the PAT Report. Join other state departments of health, including Ohio and New York, and the EPA who benefit from the laboratory proficiency testing of PAT Programs. It will help you protect the health and safety of your communities.
*BePAT, EMPAT Culture, and IHPAT Diffusive Sampler proficiency testing programs run less frequently than quarterly. Please visit the Programs page for additional information.