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With a focus on continual improvement, the IQMH Genetics Scientific Committee has reviewed and revised the survey instructions and submission requirements for supporting documentation for GENE proficiency testing (PT) surveys. These changes will be implemented for the GENE-1904-CG survey.
On the GENE analysis worksheet, the Reporting Instructions, Submission Instructions and Submission Requirements sections have been rewritten to clarify expectations for the survey.
By Julie Shaw, Danijela Konforte, Gayle Waite, and Paul Yip
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.
The Centre for Proficiency Testing is
excited to offer over
100 surveys to Ontario-licensed facilities in 2018!
November 1, 2017
Proficiency testing is the determination of participant performance by means of inter-laboratory comparisons. The IQMH Proficiency Testing programs are designed to provide regular, objective and independent assessment of a participant’s ability to provide an acceptable standard of service by comparison with peers. Comparison of all results provides insight into performance that is not available to the individual participants.
The Centre for Proficiency Testing is excited to offer 127 surveys to Ontario-licensed facilities in 2017!
A complete list of the testing programs can be found in the 2017 Proficiency Testing Catalogue.
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.
Institute for Quality
Management in Healthcare
1500-393 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1E6
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