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laboratory proficiency testing

Inadvertent PT “Errors” Trigger CLIA Sanctions

CEO SUMMARY: Despite taking appropriate steps to complete proficiency testing (PT), in recent years an unknown number of labs were determined to be in violation of CLIA requirements. Federal regulators are enforcing penalties ranging from suspension of the labs’ licenses to transition t…

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Analysis of Lab Test Error Offers Lessons for Labs

CEO SUMMARY: As happens now and again, a rather typical example of an error in lab testing has made the nightly news in Indianapolis because of one justifiably irate patient who got a false positive test report for an STD. One pathologist, asked by THE DARK REPORT to assess the p…

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ISO 15189 Accreditation Requires Specific Steps For Global Recognition

CEO SUMMARY: This intelligence briefing is the third in an ongoing series about quality management systems (QMS) and their role in advancing the performance of clinical laboratories and improving the quality of the testing services they provide. ISO 15189 is a set of standards for medical…

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ER/PR Testing in Canada Continues to Make News

CEO SUMMARY: In Canada, the story about inaccurate breast cancer testing just won’t go away. In March, the Cameron Report was made public with its assessment of lab testing failures in Newfoundland and Labrador. In April, the health system in those provinces admitted that it ne…

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Labs in British Columbia Meet Tough PT Standards

CEO SUMMARY: Facing a crisis due to several highly publicized deficiencies in lab testing, pathologists in Canada are using proficiency testing (PT) to improve standards. In British Columbia, PT is mandatory and every lab is evaluated every quarter. Pathologists in BC recommend that every…

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First U.S. Labs Nearing ISO:15189 Accreditation

CEO SUMMARY: Laboratories, hospitals, and other health-care providers in the United States will increasingly be required to adopt quality management systems (QMS) as part of their regular operational routine. This is consistent with trends in other developed countries. Several U.S. labora…

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Canadian Pathologists Start PT Testing for ER/PR

CEO SUMMARY: Experts point out that widely publicized episodes of lab testing deficiencies in several provinces are signs that chronic underfunding of lab testing services is a key factor in these failures. To restore public confidence in breast cancer testing, the Canadian Association of…

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“July 11, 2005 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

There’s been strong growth at two companies featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2005 list of “America’s Fastest-Growing Small Public Companies.” Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. earned a ranking as number 28 on the list. Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. was ranked …

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International Tempest in Lab Industry Teapot

MAYBE ALL OF US IN THE LABORATORY PROFESSION GOT A GOOD LESSON in the deficiencies of the national and international media during the past month. I am referring to the screaming headlines last month about how four laboratory proficiency testing (PT) programs sent 4,000 laboratories virology PT kits w…

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Ramifications From The “H2N2 Virus Affair”

CEO SUMMARY: Here’s the story, with new details, about how a patient sample, cross-contaminated with a “deadly” strain of influenza virus from a proficiency test kit, triggered alarm bells at the highest levels of public health in Canada, the United States, and the World Health Orga…

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