Category Archive: Article

Thank you Dr. Diane Roscoe

After 24 years of serving on the CMPT Clinical Bacteriology Committee we are saying good-bye to Dr. Roscoe, at least for the time being.  Dr. Roscoe, in her own style, has been a thought provoker on the committee, sitting back
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CMPT and POLQM and International Outreach

Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing and its sister program: Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management, have for many years had a positive international profile.  In part, that derived from working collaborations with the US Centers for Disease Control, the World Health
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Biotin Supplementation and Laboratory Interference

BIOTIN SUPPLEMENTATION AND LABORATORY INTERFERENCE: An Unintended Consequence in the Pursuit of Beauty  Biotin is non-toxic, even at large doses, and excess quantities are cleared by the kidneys. Although high levels of biotin are not harmful physiologically, they may compromise
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Antibiotic Resistance — A Survey

The first bullet within the CMPT Quality Policy states ”Our vision is to be recognized provincially, nationally, and internationally as a valued contributor to EQA innovation, education and as passionate advocates for continued quality improvement in EQA for the benefit

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Optimizing microbiology value in small, resource limited laboratories.

Optimizing microbiology value in small, resource limited laboratories: Providing early diagnostic value to clinicians and their patients in regional settings. Robert P. Rennie(a), Susan Weiss(b), Darren Pasay(c) (a) Microbiology Consultant, Central Zone, Alberta Heath Services; (b) Laboratory Supervisor, St. Joseph’s

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What is new at CMPT for 2018?

We have a busy year ahead, with our regular programs already on full gear. This year CMPT introduced two new PT programs: Acid Fast Bacilli and Enteric Panel: ACID FAST BACILLI -The program is suitable for laboratories performing Acid Fast
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Professional Development Course Report

In 2014, CMPT proposed a program where laboratorians could receive continuing education credits for reading the critiques in our Clinical Bacteriology, Mycology, and Enteric Parasitology programs and answering an on-line quiz.  The program was trialed during 2015 with about 50
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POLQM Quality Conference

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management hosted its 6th October Quality Conference at the Paetzold Education Centre at the Vancouver General Hospital from October 1-3, 2017. The theme of Laboratory Quality in Challenging
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CMPT’s AGM

This year, we had our Annual General Meeting at the beautiful Alumni Centre at the UBC campus. We were glad to see many of our faithful committee members and we took the opportunity to thank them personally. We have had
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EQALM Symposium 2017

October can be a busy month! This year, that was especially so, with the Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management hosting its October Quality Conference: “Laboratory Quality in Challenging times”, and the CMPT Annual General Meeting, and also the European
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