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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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Case History for M174

Clinical Bacteriology Survey M174 has shipped. You can access the Case History for each challenge HERE

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VC174

Watch the following video and answer the accompanying questionnaire. NOTE: the video does not have audio and it is approximately 2.0 min. long Questionnaire (PDF) The questionnaire is also available online when entering results.
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CT173

Stool: Clostridium difficile common antigen and toxin/toxin gene CT173A: Negative/Negative      CT173B: Positive/Positive     

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G173

Gram – Sputum: >25/lpf neutrophils, 0-2/lpf epithelial cells – 3+ (11-50/oif) gram negative coccobacilli (Haemophilus influenzae) and 3+ (11-50/oif) gram positive cocci (Streptococcus viridans group). Sample suitable for culture – Shipped November 06, 2017

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M173-1

Urine (catheter): >100 x 10^6 CFU/L Candida albicans  – Shipped November 06, 2017

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M173-2

Stool: Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis  – Shipped November 06, 2017

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