Category Archive: connections

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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Connections Spring 2018

VOLUME 22    NUMBER 1         SPRING - 2018            ISSN 1496-3876 BIOTIN SUPPLEMENTATION AND LABORATORY INTERFERENCE: An Unintended Consequence in the Pursuit of Beauty  Biotin is non-toxic even at large doses and excess quantities
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Connections Winter 2017-2018

VOLUME 21    NUMBER 4         WINTER - 2017-2018            ISSN 1496-3876 OPTIMIZING MICROBIOLOGY VALUE IN SMALL, RESOURCE LIMITED LABORATORIES This article describes the process by which urine cultures were and are now processed to
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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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We say goodbye to Tara Bonham

We had the opportunity to personally thank Ms. Tara Bonham for all the years she collaborated with us as part of our Enteric Parasitology Expert Committee member. Tara has been an invaluable resource and help and she supported the program
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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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