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Proficiency Testing Packaging: Changes to Expect in 2020

By Editor on 10/24/2019
In response to participant feedback, IQMH will be changing the packaging used to ship proficiency testing survey material. Starting in October 2019 and continuing into 2020, IQMH will be gradually rolling out two changes:

New Packaging    New Label
 
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Leaning the submission process for IQMH Cytogenetics (GENE) PT surveys

By Editor on 3/21/2019

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.

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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. 

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Accreditation Station: Valuable Resource for Proficiency Testing and Alternative Assessment Available from CLSI

By Editor on 12/15/2017
In September 2016, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) good practice documents GP29-A2:2008 Assessment of Laboratory Tests When Proficiency Testing is Not Available; Approved Guideline-Second Edition and GP27-A2:2007 Using Proficiency Testing to Improve the Clinical Laboratory; Approved Guideline-Second Edition were combined and updated to become a Quality Management System document, QMS24-ED3:2016 Using Proficiency Testing and Alternative Assessment to Improve Medical Laboratory Quality. Our reference sources for the IQMH Accreditation Requirements for Medical Laboratories were updated this year to include this revised document.
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New! The 2018 Proficiency Testing Programs for Ontario-licensed facilities

By Editor on 9/19/2017
2018 PT programs
2018 PT surveys
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Introducing the 2018 Proficiency Testing Programs

By Editor on 9/19/2017

ORDER BY:

November 1, 2017


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PT Take-away: QView™ enhancement for proficiency testing clients: Accessing your performance data

By Editor on 7/27/2017
IQMH has developed functionality to provide our proficiency testing participants with the ability to query and extract their performance data in electronic format. Your performance data include all information available in the survey reports posted on your QView™ site. The purpose of the Proficiency Testing (PT) Performance Query is to allow directors or quality managers to review the data and use it for analysis, as they feel appropriate. We’ve piloted the functionality to several sites and have received valuable positive feedback.
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Last Call! Enrol in IQMH's 2017 Proficiency Testing programs today

By Editor on 11/30/2016
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proficiency testing
surveys

PT Take-away: Participation in IQMH proficiency testing programs

By Editor on 10/28/2016

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.

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PT Take-away: New! The 2017 Proficiency Testing Programs for Ontario-licensed facilities

By Editor on 9/26/2016

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 cost of the following surveys are not funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) mandatory Ontario program: fecal occult blood, fetal-maternal hemorrhage, automated body fluid cell count, flow cytometry for hematologic disorders, and orders for multiple instruments and/or users from the same laboratory. Ontario licensed laboratories, if they choose, may purchase these products at a cost.
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