EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS

CMPT provides clinically relevant external quality challenge materials for the broad scope of tests performed in clinical and water microbiology laboratories.

Clinical Bacteriology

Gram staining

Culture identification and susceptibility testing

Adaptable complexity

Enteric Parasitology

Actual clinical samples.

Enough material to perform concentration techniques.

Microscopic analysis and PCR

Mycology Plus

Fungal slides

Culture, identification, susceptibility testing.

Adaptable complexity.

Clostridium difficile

Samples suitable for the identification of C. difficile infection by

PCR, ELISA,

and Cytotoxicity

Shiga Toxin

Simulated stool samples for Shiga Toxin detection, suitable for

PCR, ELISA,

and Cytotoxicity

Screening and Molecular

Molecular detection of

MRSA, VRE, GBS

Screening of carbapenem resistant enterobacteria

Trichomonas vaginalis

Simulated samples for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis

Antigen detection

DNA detection.

Water Microbiology

Drinking water

Recreational water

Samples suitable for analysis by MPN, PA, Enzymatic methods.

Enteric Panel

Molecular detection of enteric pathogenic bacteria.

Samples suitable to be tested

by Multiplex technology

Acid Fast Bacilli

Simulated sample smear for the detection of Acid Fast bacteria.

3 samples

ZN or Fluorescence

Water Microbiology

Drinking water

Recreational water

Samples suitable for analysis by MPN, PA, Enzymatic methods.

Enteric Panel

Molecular detection of enteric pathogenic bacteria.

Samples suitable to be tested

by Multiplex technology