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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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Winter 2021-2022

ISSN 1496-3876                                             Winter 2021-2022                               
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Fall 2021

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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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Summer 2021

ISSN 1496-3876                                             Summer 2021                               
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Spring 2021

ISSN 1496-3876                                             Spring 2021                               
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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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