The IQMH office is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have moved to a virtual office. More info: IQMH Response to COVID-19.
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With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, your facility may be revising its shipping/receiving protocols. To ensure proficiency testing surveys are delivered to your site without interruption, we ask that you provide any changes in receiving dock protocol to email@example.com. We will work with you on a survey-by-survey basis to ensure your survey materials are received.
Updated March 23, 2020
IQMH is currently in the process of moving to a completely virtual office.
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Manisha Shah, Danijela Konforte, Miranda Wozniak
Hemoglobin (Hb) is a blood protein that carries oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues. Its measurement is part of a complete blood count – a commonly ordered blood test that aids in the screening and diagnosis of many diseases.
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (Public Health Ontario); Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare. Antimicrobial resistance in common hospital pathogens in Ontario: annual laboratory and hospital survey report 2018 Public Health Ontario (PHO), in partnership with the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH), has published its annual laboratory and hospital survey report on antimicrobial resistance in common hospital pathogens in Ontario.
One of the most significant changes in 2020 is the redesign of the Proficiency Testing (PT) Chemistry program. A summary of changes to the Serum and Urine Chemistry surveys can be seen in Table 1.
The first Urine Chemistry survey of the year is now closed, and completely redesigned survey reports will be provided to participants. An instruction document has been created to guide participants in interpreting the new survey reports. Participants are encouraged to read the document, Instruction - Interpretation of Proficiency Testing Survey Reports - CHEM, which is available in QView™.
By Victor Leung, Dana Nyholt-Bailey, IQMH Endocrinology and Immunology Scientific Committee and Staff
Recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of cases of biotin interference with streptavidin-biotin (SB)-based immunoassays reported in the literature. Biotin interference with laboratory tests, specifically SB-based immunoassays, is potentially dangerous, as it may cause spurious test results leading to misdiagnosis and patient mismanagement.
Order deadline December 15, 2019
The IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing is pleased to announce the availability of its Proficiency Testing Programs in the 2020 Catalogue.
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