Category Archive: News

New PT program—EQA for COVID-19 Testing

This program provides External Quality Assessment for those facilities performing testing on nasopharyngeal swabs for SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) to demonstrate their methods produce accurate and timely results on patient samples. Our samples have shown to be suitable to use with

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COVID-19 Proficiency Testing Program

CMPT is launching a new Proficiency Testing for Covid-19.

This program starts March 15, 2021 with 6 shipments a year (one shipment every 2 months).

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Welcome Katrina Hurley to the Clinical Bacteriology Committee

CMPT welcomes Katrina to the expert committee and look forward to working with her and benefit from her expertise as a laboratory technologist. Katrina currently works at the Battlefords Union Hospital.

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Paper and Video challenges doubled!

Starting in May 2021, all Clinical Bacteriology surveys will include a Paper or Video Challenge. CMPT recognizes that the evaluation of the extra-analytical phase of laboratory testing is challenging and that there are few available tools to do it. Through
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CMPT online payment with credit card now available

Online payment with Credit card is now available for laboratories ordering PT programs. Member labs are required to login to to order. New labs are asked to contact CMPT. If you have any questions, please contact us at
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CMPT 2021 Professional Development course – News

Registration for the 2021 Professional Development course is now open. The course will start in January 2021. Laboratory technologists and microbiology residents belonging to laboratories that participate in any of the CMPT PT programs can register for free. Please visit
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We say goodbye to Dr. Kathy Malejczyk

Dr. Kathy Majejczyk joined the Clinical Bacteriology committee in 2019. We want to thank Dr. Majeczyk for her time and contribution to CMPT. We wish Dr. Majeiczyk all the best.  

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We say goodbye to Dr. Titus Wong

Dr. Wong joined the Clinical Bacteriology committee  in 2012. We want to thank Dr. Wong for his time and dedication to CMPT. During his time as a member of the committee, Dr. Wong volunteered his time and knowledge for the
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Welcome Issa Abrams-McKinnon

CMPT welcomes Issa Abrams-McKinnon to its team. Issa joined CMPT in January  2020 as an administrative assistant to help with CMPT’s ever growing and complex logistics. Issa holds a B.A.Sc. in molecular biology from Quest University Canada where he completed
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M202 Case History Sheet and Paper Challenge

Case History Sheet for M202 sendout – Shipping date: August 10, 2020. Paper Challenge PC202

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