Category Archive: Article

Expert Committee changes

  CMPT would like to welcome Tanis Dingle to the Mycology committee and Katrina Hurley and Jessica Forbes to the Clinical Microbiology committee. Tanis Dingle Dr. Dingle is a Clinical Microbiologist with Alberta Precision Laboratories – Public Health Lab (ProvLab)

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Covid-19 Proficiency testing – One year later

Early in 2021, CMPT in collaboration with BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) created a COVID-19 proficiency testing program geared to point of care (POC) testing sites within the different Health Authorities. As testing became widespread and rapid testing systems
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COVID-19 EQA Satisfaction Survey

In February 2021, CMPT set off on a new program, to provide proficiency testing (EQA) for units providing rapid testing for COVID-19.  This was something novel for CMPT and others on many accounts. From CMPT perspective, this was the first

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Comparison of three Covid-19 RAD kits using PT samples

Three Health Canada approved rapid antigen detection (RAD) commercial kits were tested against Covid-19 proficiency testing samples to compare their performance. Kits were tested against different dilutions of the reference material and after the sample had been incubated under different
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Covid-19 rapid antigen detection kits and CMPT PT samples

Early this year, CMPT in collaboration with BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) created a COVID-19 proficiency testing program geared to point of care (POC) testing sites. As testing became widespread and rapid testing systems began to proliferate, the College
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Shipping delayed again!!!???

This last year has been a very challenging one for us, and I have no doubt for all of our clients as well. From getting the denomination of essential service so all our employees could come to work and prepare
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Performance during the Pandemic

Last year has been an ordeal for many around the world.  Taking aside the risks, and unfortunate threats to human health that this year brought, organizations, institutions, and businesses have been definitely impacted, all too frequently negatively. Institutions (hospitals, laboratories,
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Updating Standards – 2020

ISO17043 standard update In the laboratory arena we understand standards; they are the foundation of our quality system and a fundamental part of our accreditation.  Reading, understanding, and adhering to standards is essential to getting better and staying better. Unfortunately,
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Donald B. Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality

Last month the Rix Family Fund officially confirmed that it would support a new Donald B. Rix Professorship in Laboratory Quality in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine here at UBC. I think this is the first so named
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The Year in Review

This last year,  2019-2020, has been a particularly challenging one for CMPT.  The departure of one of our technologists, Fion Yung, and the temporary absence of our Editor, Veronica Restelli in October 2019 put an extra burden on CMPT staff
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