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Just released Public Health Ontario Labstract October 2019: Reference Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Susceptibility: New Requisition and Testing Algorithm for Improved Test Utilization

By Editor on 10/1/2019

PHO LABSTRACTParticipants in the Centre for Proficiency Testing program are encouraged to read the important changes announced in the Public Health Ontario (PHO) Labstract – October 2019 Reference Bacteriology and Antimicrobial Susceptibility: New Requisition and Testing Algorithm for Improved Test Utilization.

antimicrobial susceptibility
bacteriology identification
Centre for Proficiency Testing
consensus practice recommendation
Public Health Ontario
Public Health Ontario Laboratory

The IQMH Fall Forum speaker line-up is here!

By Editor on 9/30/2019

Use code: group20 to get a 20% discount.

Allied Health Professional Development Fund
Ontario medical laboratory technologists and medical radiation technologists can apply for reimbursement of conference registration fees through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund. Each professional can claim up to $1500 per year. Learn more:

Centre for Education
Centre for Education
IQMH Fall Forum 2019

Course Offers in October at the IQMH Office

By Editor on 9/30/2019

 IQMH will be offering two in-class courses in October:

  • Quality Indicators with Purpose for Medical Lab
  • Say What You Do: Document Development & Control


Centre for Education
Centre for Education
in-class courses

CK (Chang-Keun) Lee joins the Centre for Proficiency Testing team as Consultant Technologist for Transfusion Medicine and Virology

By Editor on 9/25/2019

On Monday, July 29th  2019, CK (Chang-Keun) Lee joined the Centre for Proficiency Testing team as Consultant Technologist (Transfusion Medicine and Virology). CK comes to IQMH with a strong background in transfusion medicine with current experience from Canadian Blood Services.

Centre for Proficiency Testing
transfusion medicine

Congratulations to our newest ISO 15189 Plus™-accredited facility

By Editor on 9/18/2019
We are pleased to announce that the medical laboratory of Union Hospital has achieved ISO 15189 Plus™  accreditation (selected disciplines). In choosing this option, the facility sends a clear signal of commitment to quality for staff, patients, and other healthcare providers.
accredited facilities
Centre for Accreditation
ISO 15189 Plus
ISO 15189 Plus medical laboratory accreditation

PT Take-Away: Drug Monitoring survey for ethanol and tobramycin testing

By Editor on 9/6/2019

Ethanol and tobramycin were not included in the new CHEM survey starting in 2020. The Drug Monitoring Proficiency Testing program has been modified to meet the needs of participants by creating a new survey comprised of ethanol and tobramycin only (survey code: DRUG).

Don’t miss out on an extraordinary experience November 7–8, 2019! IQMH Fall Forum: Innovations in Cancer Diagnostics

By Editor on 8/23/2019

IQMH Fall Forum 2019

A gathering of diagnostic medicine leaders and professionals who want to elevate themselves, learn, share, network and get excited about diagnostic medicine; an IQMH Forum is never a typical conference. Why? Each event is underpinned with a specific theme and intention to ensure the programme will drive meaningful change and infuse a new outlook on quality. Our aim is to energetically inspire the diagnostic medicine community to overcome barriers and embrace the future.

Centre for Education
Centre for Education
IQMH Fall Forum 2019

View the new Anatomic Pathology and Hematology e-Learn LAB modules!

By Editor on 8/21/2019

View the new Anatomic Pathology and Hematology e-Learn LAB modules!

Centre for Education
anatomic pathology
Centre for Education
Centre for Proficiency Testing
e-Learn LAB

The Objective Lens: Episode 27: Over the Rainbow: Gender Diversity and Health Care

By Editor on 8/21/2019

The official podcast of the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) The Objective Lens speaks with professionals who can best provide professionals with insight and tools to navigate challenges unique to the medical laboratory.

Centre for Education
gender identity

PT Take-away: Learn the new process for ordering your Serum Chemistry (CHEM) survey

By Editor on 8/19/2019

The release of the 2020 Proficiency Testing Programs included changes to the Chemistry survey. The new Serum Chemistry (CHEM) survey consists of analytes that were previously in the Routine Chemistry (CHEM), Drug Monitoring (DRUG), Enzymes and Bilirubin (ENZY), and Lipids (LIPS) surveys, except ethanol and tobramycin which have been removed from the program. The following new analytes have also been added: cholinesterase, CK-MB, fructosamine. Participants can now customize their surveys according to their laboratory’s test menus (serum chemistry only). Choose from a large variety of analytes and pick from several price categories that suit your laboratory’s needs. 

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Centre for Proficiency Testing
PT programs
pt take-away


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