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Development of proficiency testing program for the detection of influenza and RSV viruses using molecular and/or antigenic detection methods
This year, in collaboration with BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), CMPT developed and established the respiratory virus proficiency testing panel customized to provide PT samples to various testing sites including point of care and hospitals.
Over the years, CMPT collects a great amount of data on the performance of Water Testing Laboratories. As a proficiency testing provider, CMPT is in an ideal position to identify common issues affecting testing laboratories.
As a Quality Partner, CMPT can provide information on overall performance of Water Testing Laboratories and identify trends that can be acted on.
External Quality Assessment of Laboratories Performing Microbiology Testing of Cannabis – A Pilot Study
The exercise was conducted in January 2023 by Proficiency Testing Canada (PTC) and Canadian Microbiology Proficiency Testing (CMPT). The main goals of the round were to assess laboratories’ abilities to competently perform the prescribed analyses and to identify any problems with the Scheme design.
Take advantage of CMPT and POLQM Continuing Education Opportunities In line with this philosophy, CMPT brings several opportunities for continual improvement to the laboratory staff through continuing education courses offered by CMPT or our sister program, Program Office for…