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IQMH attends the AACC 2018 Critical and Point-of-Care Testing International Symposium

By Editor on 10/3/2018

The American Association of Clinical Chemists’ Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine held a symposium September 26–28 in Washington, D.C.: 27th International CPOCT Symposium: The Role of Point-of- Care Testing in the Value-Based Healthcare Landscape. The event was very informative with a focus on the current and future role of point-of-care testing (POCT) in a healthcare environment with an emphasis on value and quality of care.

AACC
Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry
conference
industry events
POCT
posters

Important notice for Ontario-licensed facilities regarding the 2019 IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing programs

By Editor on 9/27/2018
Ontario-licensed facilities should note that the cost of the following surveys is not funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term care (MOHLTC) mandatory Ontario program:
Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry
fetal-maternal hemorrahage
flow cytometry
hematology
oximetry

Matrix Effect in Proficiency Testing: What it is and how to investigate

By Editor on 5/30/2018

By Julie Shaw, Danijela Konforte, Gayle Waite, and Paul Yip

Introduction

Assays, especially those in clinical chemistry, are designed to measure analytes (i.e. the measurand) in the appropriate patient specimens. However, there is the potential for inaccurate analyte measurements when testing materials that are different from patient specimens.  Examples include quality control (QC) material, proficiency testing (PT) material, and other types of patient specimens such as body fluids. 

Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry
matrix effect
proficiency testing

Bias in the Clinical Laboratory

By Editor on 1/10/2018

By: Lianna Kyriakopoulou, Tracy Wade and Paul Yip, on behalf of the IQMH Chemistry Scientific Committee

Bias is a significant challenge for clinical laboratories that perform numerous quantitative analyses on several analytes that have direct impact on clinical decision making.

bias
Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry

Registration is open! OSCC Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 will be held Nov. 2–3

By Editor on 9/9/2016

OSCC Annual Scientific Meeting
The Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists (OSCC) and the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) are collaborating once again to develop at two-day event focused on Evidenced-based Laboratory Medicine — Harmonization and Beyond.

Centre for Education
Events
IQMH
Centre for Accreditation
Chemistry
education
events
OSCC
symposium

Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists: Lab Medicine Symposium

By Editor on 8/31/2016

The screening and diagnosis of rare hereditary disorders in children.  The changing landscape.

The screening and diagnosis of rare hereditary disorders in children.  The changing landscape.

Thursday October 27 – 1-4 PM
18th Floor Auditorium
Mount Sinai Hospital 600 University Avenue
Toronto, ON

Events
Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists
Chemistry
education
events
newborn screening
symposium

IQMH at the 68th AACC Annual Meeting

By Editor on 8/4/2016
IQMH
AACC
Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry
posters

Save the Date: OSCC Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 will be held Nov. 2–3

By Editor on 6/27/2016

OSCC Annual Scientific Meeting
The Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists (OSCC) and the Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) are collaborating once again to develop at two-day event focused on Evidenced-based Laboratory Medicine — Harmonization and Beyond.

Centre for Education
Events
IQMH
Chemistry
events
harmonization
iqmh
meetings
Ontario Society of Clinical Chemists
OSCC
proficiency testing
workshop

Have you ordered our new* proficiency testing surveys for 2016?

By Editor on 5/26/2016

• Fecal-Occult Blood (CHEM-FOB)
• Fetal-Maternal Hemorrhage (HEMA-FMH)
• Automated Body Fluid Cell Count (HEMA-ABF)
• Flow Cytometry for Hematologic Disorders (FLOW-HD)

Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry
flow cytometry
hematology
proficiency testing
surveys

Introduction of the CKD EPI equation for calculation of eGFR

By Editor on 1/13/2016
Whenever serum creatinine is requested in an adult, Ontario’s laboratories routinely calculate and report estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) based on the MDRD (Modification of Diet in Renal Disease) equation. Calculation of eGFR in this manner has provided the best routinely-available measure of kidney function. Recently, a modified eGFR equation, the CKD-EPI (Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration) formula, has been developed and endorsed by KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes), the Canadian Society of Nephrology, and the Ontario Renal Network. The community laboratories introduced this change in May, 2015. The IQMH Chemistry Scientific Committee supports the use of the CKD-EPI formula for calculating eGFR in adults. Beginning in 2016, the IQMH analysis worksheets will include calculations for both the MDRD and CKD-EPI equations.
Centre for Proficiency Testing
Chemistry
CKD-EPI
eGFR
serum creatinine

 

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