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Call for IQMH Proficiency Testing Scientific Committee Applications 2022–2024

By Editor on 6/8/2021
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Journal of Prenatal Diagnosis publishes “Practice patterns of prenatal and perinatal testing in Canadian cytogenetics laboratories”

By Editor on 5/4/2021

IQMH Proficiency Testing is proud to share this article prepared and authored by Tamara Ashfield, Elizabeth McCready, Mary Shago, Hong Wang, Elizabeth Sinclair‐Bourque, Eva Cappa, Amanda Piche Marolt, Kathy Chun

Practice patterns of prenatal and perinatal testing in Canadian cytogenetics laboratories

Prenatal Diagnosis JournalABSTRACT

Objective

To survey patterns of practice in Canadian cytogenetics laboratories and evaluate whether newer technologies have influenced testing algorithms for the detection of common aneuploidies and other genomic imbalances in the prenatal and perinatal settings.

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Practical Laboratory Medicine Journal publishes “Survey of renin and aldosterone testing practices by Ontario laboratories – Providing insight into best practices”

By Editor on 5/4/2021

IQMH Proficiency Testing is thrilled to share this article prepared and authored by: Angela C. Rutledge (lead author), Anna Johnston, Dana Bailey, Ronald A. Booth Pamela Edmond, Victor Leung, Kika Veljkovic

Survey of renin and aldosterone testing practices by Ontario laboratories – Providing insight into best practices

Practical Laboratory Medicine JournalABSTRACT

Objectives

Testing for renin and aldosterone in clinical laboratories is complicated by pre-analytical considerations such as the posture for blood collection and susceptibility to cryoactivation of renin. From an analytical perspective, there are both renin activity and renin mass or concentration assays available. There can also be variability in result reporting practices and the aldosterone-renin ratio (ARR) cut-off applied to screen for primary aldosteronism (PA). The Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) Centre for Proficiency Testing surveyed laboratories on their handling of renin and aldosterone testing to better understand current practices.

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medical laboratory
ProficiencyTesting

COVID-19 Variants of Concern

By Editor on 4/12/2021

Covid-19 imageSevere acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) possesses a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome. Mutations of this genome may occur over time, and while these changes are not unexpected, specific mutations may alter important characteristics of the virus. When viral genomic changes are associated with potential altered transmission, virulence, or vaccine efficacy, they may be identified as a particular SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern (VOC). Currently, there are three commonly discussed VOCs.

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Coronavirus
COVID-19
COVID-19Variants
ProficiencyTesting
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SARS-CoV-2

IJLH publishes “Laboratory practices for manual blood film review: Results of an IQMH patterns of practice survey”

By Editor on 3/22/2021

Authors: Elaine Leung, Anna Johnston, Brian Olsen, Hong Chang, Tracy Martin, Miranda Wozniak, David Good

International Journal of Laboratory HematologyABSTRACT

Introduction

Examination of a blood film is the second most common hematology test, after the complete blood count. Interpretation of a peripheral blood film by trained laboratory professionals provides valuable diagnostic information. The Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare (IQMH) Hematology Scientific Committee developed a questionnaire to gather information regarding current practices for manual blood film review and reporting from laboratories participating in IQMH Morphology proficiency testing (PT) surveys.

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hematology
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Join the IQMH Proficiency Testing Team

By Editor on 3/17/2021
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laboratory
medlab
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recruiting

Improving ways we deliver communications to our clients

By Editor on 1/27/2021
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newsletter
ProficiencyTesting
publication

Centre for Proficiency Testing – Poster Publications Update

By Editor on 1/25/2021
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analysis
Centre for Proficiency Testing
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poster publications
ProficiencyTesting
resources

Survey of practices for performance of urinary albumin in laboratories from Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador

By Editor on 1/15/2021
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Chemistry
lab practice
ProficiencyTesting
PT
PT survey
UA
Urinary Albumin

IQMH Covid-19 Response - Updated Information

By Editor on 9/28/2020
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Order your 2021 proficiency testing surveys

By Editor on 9/24/2020

Last month, the IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing released its Proficiency Testing Programs in the 2021 Catalogue.

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