Fall 2021


ISSN 1496-3876                                             Fall 2021                                           Volume 25 Issue 3

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 temperatures for 7 days.

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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.

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Welcome  Janet Reid

CMPT welcomes Janet Reid to its Clinical Microbiology Expert Committee.

Janet has over 30 years of experience as a medical laboratory technologist in Microbiology. Have taken extensive continuing education in clinical microbiology, quality management, and leadership training. She is currently working as a manager in the microbiology laboratory of the Horizon Health Network, of the Saint John Area.

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