TY - JOUR. T1 - Diabetes Antibody Standardization Program: evaluation of assays for insulin autoantibodies. AU - Schlosser, M. AU - Mueller, PW. AU - Törn, C. AU - Bonifacio, E. AU - Bingley, PJ. AU - Participating, Laboratories. PY - 2010/12. Y1 - 2010/12. N2 - AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Insulin autoantibodies (IAA) are important in type 1 diabetes risk assessment. However, their determination varies more between laboratories than other diabetes autoantibodies. The Diabetes Antibody Standardization Program (DASP) aims to improve and standardise measurement of autoantibodies associated with type 1 diabetes. We report the results of measurement of IAA from DASP workshops in 2002, 2003 and 2005. METHODS: Up to 32 laboratories in 14 countries participated in each workshop. Aliquots of coded sera from 50 patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes and 100 blood donor controls were circulated to participating laboratories. Reported results were analysed using receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves. ...
Our study shows that islet autoimmunity is considerably less common among type 2 diabetic individuals of Punjabi ancestry in Birmingham, U.K., than in those of white Caucasian origin. The differences observed between the two ethnic groups may reflect both the higher prevalence of classical type 2 diabetes in South Asians and their lower susceptibility to autoimmune disease. The overall prevalence of islet autoantibodies among the individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in our study cohort (2.6%) was significantly lower than that observed in the pilot study (27%), as was the frequency in the control group (3.9 compared with 9%, respectively) (2). The reasons for these differences are unclear, as both methods were approved by the Diabetes Antibody Standardization Programme (10). The most likely explanation is that the high prevalence of autoimmunity observed in the pilot study is a spurious result due to the small number of individuals investigated (33 type 2 diabetic and 98 control subjects). ...
External quality assessment (EQA) is an important component of quality systems for blood transfusion services. Establishing external quality assessment programmes for screening of donated blood for transfusion-transmissible infections (TTI): implementation guide aims to support WHO member States in establishing and operating EQA programmes for screening donated blood for TTI. The guides has been designed for use by national health authorities and EQA organizing institutions in the development of EQA programme. It will also give participating laboratories an insight into the organization of EQA programmes for TTI screening and an understanding of the benefits of participation.. ...
UK NEQAS for Leucocyte Immunophenotyping is an international External Quality Assessment (EQA)/Proficiency Testing (PT) provider.
The African Journal of Laboratory Medicine focuses on the role of the laboratory and its professionals in the clinical and public healthcare sectors, and is specifically based on an African frame of reference.
This Proficiency Test Program includes the quantitative analysis of two different 6000 and 300 series aluminum alloys, in the Spring (May) and fall (November) respectively.. Basic elements to be determined by participants include silicon, iron, copper, manganese, chromium, nickel, zinc, vanadium, lead, magnesium, titanium, and tin. Additional elements will be included in the program from time to time.. Each laboratory electronically returns their completed test data to ASTM for use in generating statistical summary reports. Participants are permitted to use other methods in the analysis of the test sample, but all methods utilized must be documented on the data report form. Labs unable to follow a specific ASTM method to the ultimate detail due to specific equipment features and workload requirements are required to identify those areas where deviation occur.. For more information, contact us.. ...
All WHO-approved latest TB diagnostic tests are available free of cost in public sector laboratories across the country. The challenge was to make these WHO-approved TB diagnostic tests available and affordable in accredited private laboratories as well. What made IPAQT a good practice example is that it helped WHO approved diagnostic manufacturers and accredited private laboratories in India to come to an agreement that was important to address the issue of suboptimal diagnosis of TB in private sector. Diagnostic manufacturers agreed to provide WHO recommended TB diagnostic equipment such as Gene Xpert, Line Probe Assays (LPAs), Liquid Culture or Fluoroscent LED Microscope and requisite supplies to private accredited laboratories at public sector pricing. Private accredited laboratories that are part of IPAQT network agreed to pass on the same financial benefit to the patient who is seeking test for TB and agreed at a maximum price they can charge for such tests (which was broadly half of ...
The CELLSCHECK automaton is the first platform for detection and identification Plasmodium species in human blood by the thick drop method.
External quality assurance (EQA) programs are vital to ensure high quality and standardized results in molecular diagnostics. It is important that EQA for quantitative analysis takes into account the variation in methodology. Results cannot be expected to be more accurate than limits of the technology used, and it is essential to recognize factors causing substantial outlier results. The present study aimed to identify parameters of specific importance for JAK2 V617F quantification by quantitative PCR, using different starting materials, assays, and technical platforms. Sixteen samples were issued to participating laboratories in two EQA rounds. In the first round, 19 laboratories from 11 European countries analyzing JAK2 V617F as part of their routine diagnostics returned results from in-house assays. In the second round, 25 laboratories from 17 countries participated. Despite variations in starting material, assay setup and instrumentation the laboratories were generally well aligned in the EQA
ASTMs Turbine Oil Proficiency Testing Program provides laboratories with a statistical quality assurance (SQA) tool, enabling them to compare, improve, and maintain, a high level of performance in the use of ASTM methods with other laboratories worldwide. Conducted two times annually, this program provides a different commercial sample, electronic report forms, and test instructions for each test cycle. Your laboratory performs the tests that you normally conduct within your own facility using the specified ASTM methods cited in the program. Labs have approximately six weeks to return test data to ASTM with final summary reports electronically distributed to participants approximately 20-25 business days following receipt of test data.. Samples, test instructions and data report forms are distributed electronically to each participant on the date samples are distributed. Labs have approximately 8 weeks to submit test data with the final statistical summary reports being electronically ...
Knowledge about tumour gene mutation status is essential for the treatment of increasing numbers of cancer patients, and testing quality has a major impact on treatment response and cost. In 2012, 4,629 tests for BRAF p.V600 were performed in France, in patients with melanomas. Two batches of unstained melanoma sections were sent, in May and November 2012, to the 46 laboratories supported by the French National Institute of Cancer (INCa). An external quality assessment (EQA) evaluated mutation status, response times and compliance with INCa recommendations. All the French laboratories involved in testing participated in the EQA. Fourteen different methods were used to detect BRAF mutations, most consisting of combinations of in-house techniques. False responses were noted in 25/520 cases (4.8%), 11 of which concerned confusion between p.V600E and p.V600K. Thus, 2.7% of responses would have led to inappropriate treatment. Within six months, mean response times decreased from 22 to 12 days (P|0.001), and
SeraCare offers a diverse range of tools to support global External Quality Assessment (EQA) and proficiency program for serology, PCR, and next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications.
We describe the results of the Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics 2013 Neisseria gonorrhoeae external quality assessment programme that included an N. gonorrhoeae strain harbouring an N. meningitidis porA gene which causes false-negative results in molecular diagnostic assays targeting the gonococcal porA pseudogene. Enhanced awareness of the international transmission of such gonococcal strains is needed to avoid false-negative results in both in-house and commercial molecular diagnostic assays used in laboratories worldwide, but particularly in Europe.
Inter-laboratory studies have shown standard deviation of log threshold values as high as 0.30 andindividual laboratories have shown inter-panel standard deviations of 0.10 and within panel standard deviations as low as 0.05. This paper defines the four types of variances and shows how the precision of odor panel results can be expressed as analogous to a group of assessors determining sound level within ±1dB in 95% of the cases ...
Dr. Malay Parekh is a Full time Consultant in Pathology with Smt R.B.Shah Mahavir Super Speciality Hospital,Surat as Pathologist since 5 years. Head of Laboratory Department in Sanjeevani Multispeciality Hospital, Vesu, Surat Associate MD Pathologist in Anand Superspeciality Hospital,Surat Experience of Private Laboratory, Green Cross lab., Multispeciality hospital & Trust Laboratory in Ahmedabad Work as Survillance Medical office in WHO for Polio Eradication Programme ...
Resistance rates higher than those in South Africa have been reported from the Asia Pacific region. In the PROTEKT study, 81% of the pneumococcal isolates were macrolide resistant.1 Of these, 11% showed intermediate resistance, whereas 70% were fully resistant to these agents.1. In addition, 21% of the South African pneumococcal isolates demonstrated intermediate resistance and 51% full resistance to co-trimoxazole.. The massive increase in both macrolide and penicillin resistant isolates may reflect bias introduced into our present study because only clinical isolates from specimens submitted to the private laboratories were tested. In the private sector many patients are treated empirically initially, and frequently specimens are only submitted for culture in severely ill patients or patients who do not respond to initial treatment. Such infections are more likely to be caused by a resistant strain. However, it is very important to know the sensitivity patterns of the more resistant organisms ...
DescriptionUpdate of the 2009 started Continuous Assessment of molecular diagnostics from the end user perspective. Hospital and private laboratories have systematically ...
NVAC. 4 June 2003. US National Laboratory Inventory response rate/database category. 93%of 45 state/local government 85% of 13 federal government 98% of 668 industry/biotech 86% of 990 academic institutions 88% of 5,009 hospitals 83% of 20,626 private laboratories Slideshow 6725329 by...
Air Liquide Canada serves government, academic and private laboratories doing quantitative and qualitative analysis in the gas phase. Our certified standards ensure analytical precision and traceability to the highest analytical standards needed and are able to be customized to your exact needs.. ...
Amanda has access to a wide range of genetic and pathology tests from private laboratories, which are valuable tools for assessing health and tailoring very personalised nutrition programmes. Please click on the links below, or scroll down for details of. ...
As for that term "pink slime," it was coined in 2002 in an internal e-mail by the scientist at the Agriculture Department who felt it was not really ground beef. The term was first publicly reported in The Times in late 2009, in one of the Pulitzer-prize-winning articles by Michael Moss about safety problems across the beef industry. Mr. Moss described how B.P.I. struggled to find the right amount of ammonia - enough to kill pathogens without leaving a strong odor. In some cases, the process failed to kill salmonella or E. coli, but the contaminated product was caught before it reached consumers.. In recent years, the company has had an exemplary safety record. The Agriculture Departments school lunch program has used private laboratories to test almost 7,000 samples of the pink slime component since Jan. 1, 2010, and none have tested positive for either E. coli or salmonella. B.P.I. says its lean beef has never been associated with a food-borne illness; the Agriculture Department has never ...
I apologize in advance for briefly polluting the net here with non-science, but Ill keep it to a very brief minimum. Im writing novel in which a seed is developed that grows a plant without soil & without water, taking nutrients from pollution & other substances in the atmosphere. A private laboratory is constructed and staffed, from concept to growable seeds takes about 8 years. The boy genious who creates the seeds eventually winds up controlling nearly all of the worlds food supply. The entire plot is much broader, but that part is why Im writing this group. Granted its fiction, and that is not at all possible, but it would be nice to have a reasonably accurate depiction of equipment, processes, lab staff positions, etc., on a general level. If anyone is interested in helping me, please e-mail me. I can send you a copy of the short story on which the novel is loosely based if you like. If youre still interested after that, maybe we can trade e-mail as I write the novel. Thanks a lot, - ...
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Information about the ETS Proficiency Profile Criterion-referenced Scores (Proficiency Classifications) for the Standard and Abbreviated forms.
www.MOLUNA.de The Primo Vascular System [4196877] - Proceedings from the first International Symposium on Primo Vascular System 2010 (ISPS 2010) with special topics on cancer and regeneration was held in Jecheon, Korea during September 17-18, 2010. Includes coverage of new study results that have better revealed the functional aspects of PVS, including its roles in the areas
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22 32 77 200. [email protected] The Medical Genetics Department is a national reference centre for genetic counselling, testing and diagnostics of many genetically determined diseases.. The Medical Genetics Department offers complex diagnostic (including prenatal) and scientific testing based on state-of-the-art cytogenetic and molecular methods as well as medical consultation provided by experienced doctors - clinical geneticists in the genetic counselling clinic.. Our scientific research and diagnostic testing comply with global standards. The Medical Genetics Department is certified by international external quality assessment schemes for diagnostic testing (CEQA, Labquality, EMQN and CF-Network among others).. The Medical Genetics Department conducts studies on chromosomal aberrations and molecular pathology of several dozen diseases and its diagnostic offering is constantly widened. In many cases the diagnostic tests offered by the Medical Genetics Department are unique in ...
The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians says that two managers at the Stockton-based California Health Care Facility -- the nations largest medical prison facility -- were told to falsify documents saying that they checked-in on patients in the mental health crisis unit five or more times per day, even when they were unable to do so. Steve Bassoff, an attorney for the union, said the group contacted the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation but officials havent responded. San Luis Obispo |em|Tribune|/em|, |em|AP/Houston Chronicle|/em|.
Eekels JJM et al. Essentials A pilot study for External Quality Assessment for testing of HIT is described. The qualitative accordance for the PF4/heparin IgG test was 97.6%. The qualitative accordance for functional HIT tests was considerably lower. External Quality Assessment for functional HIT tests is required. SUMMARY: Objective Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a potentially life-threatening complication of heparin exposure. Diagnosis is most reliable using a combination of an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) that detects antibodies against platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin complexes (antigen assay) and a functional assay that detects platelet-activating properties of the pathogenic HIT antibodies. No External Quality Assessment (EQA) is available for a combination of the tests. Here we report on the results of the first international EQA. Methods The pilot EQA was organized by the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Universitätsmedizin Greifswald, Germany. Six serum samples of ...
Summary of this proficiency test:. On 7 April 2017, the proficiency test on VAM (iis17C01) was finished. It started on 25 January 2017 (see message "Proficiency Test on VAM started" on this website) when the samples were distributed.. In this interlaboratory study 27 participants in 19 different countries have participated.. The proficiency test report summarises per test, the test results, the analytical methods reported by the participants and the z-scores calculated for each participant are tabulated. Also, for each test, the calculated summary (e.g. mean, standard deviation and reproducibility) is given. In the report also an evaluation of the test results is given. Problems encountered in the analyses are mentioned and - where possible - suggestions for quality improvement are formulated. For each test a comparison is made between the results of the group of participants and the requirements given by the relevant standard (e.g. EN, ISO, DIN, ASTM). ...
Summary of this proficiency test:. On 11 January 2016, the proficiency test on pH and Free Formaldehyde in Leather (iis15A05L) was finished. It started on 14 October 2015 (see message "Proficiency Test on pH and Free Formaldehyde in Leather started" on this website) when the samples were distributed.. In this interlaboratory study 117 participants in 27 different countries have participated.. The proficiency test report summarises the test results, the analytical methods reported by the participants and the z-scores calculated for each participant are tabulated. Also the calculated summary (e.g. mean, standard deviation and reproducibility) is given. In the report also an evaluation of the test results is given. Problems encountered in the analyses are mentioned and - where possible - suggestions for quality improvement are formulated. For each test a comparison is made between the results of the group of participants and the requirements given by the relevant standard. ...
​This report presents the results of the influenza virus antiviral (AV) susceptibility external quality assessment (EQA) which was held for European reference laboratories.
Statistics about - Crime and victims, Drugs and crime, Criminal offenders, The justice system in the United States, Law enforcement, Prosecution, Courts and sentencing, Corrections, Justice expenditure and employment.
Statistics about - Crime and victims, Drugs and crime, Criminal offenders, The justice system in the United States, Law enforcement, Prosecution, Courts and sentencing, Corrections, Justice expenditure and employment.
Personalized medicine has gained increasing importance in clinical oncology, and several clinically important biomarkers are implemented in routine practice. In an effort to guarantee high quality of molecular testing in France, three subsequent external quality assessment rounds were organized at the initiative of the National Cancer Institute between 2012 and 2014.
The goal of this project is to determine the minimal number of testing replicates that provides acceptable variability in the measurement of harmful and potentially harmful constituents (HPHCs) and physical product characteristics data for smokeless tobacco products in the US.
The University of Delawares Erin Brannick has been named one of the American Veterinary Medical Associations (AVMA) 2014-15 Future Leaders. Brannick, assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences in UDs College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was one of 10 Future Leaders selected nationally.. The leaders represent a wide range of veterinary medicine disciplines, spanning from the military service to private laboratories to diagnosticians to small or mixed animal practitioners.. "I think thats one of the powers of the program - that were bringing together such a breadth of our profession on this small team," said Brannick. "We will bring all those different perspectives into moving a project forward, as well as helping each other gain leadership experience and skills.". Nominated by the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP), Brannick said that it was a tremendous honor to be selected as a Future Leader.. "It is definitely an honor to be named one of the ...
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Background Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of major congenital birth defect. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of CHD with serum levels of Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα), Interleukin 6 (IL-6), and B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) in infant and children. Materials and Methods The present study was conducted in Heshmat heart hospital and 17 Shahrivar hospital Rasht city, Iran. In 50 children, 25 with CHD and 25 age and sex-matched healthy children (were selected from companions or patients without heart disease), 3 ml vein blood samples of right hand were taken by a trained nurse and samples were sent to a private laboratory. After separation, the plasma placed at temperature of -20 °c. ELISA kits used for measuring BNP and eBioscience Bender MedSystems GmbH kit for measuring IL-6 and TNF-α. The results were entered into SPSS software (version 20.0). Results Serum levels of TNF-α and IL-6 and BNP in the healthy and patient groups were evaluated and by
Need for additional capacity and improved capability for molecular detection of yellow fever virus in European Expert Laboratories: External Quality Assessment, March 2018 ...
Need for additional capacity and improved capability for molecular detection of yellow fever virus in European Expert Laboratories: External Quality Assessment, March 2018 ...
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MEDIPAN GMBH was founded in 1992 and is an independent, family company.. MEDIPAN started with the marketing of radioimmunoassays for the characterization of thyroid function, disease and tumor markers, with its partners from nuclear medicine laboratories, firstly within Germany. Later, the product portfolio expanded to include non-radioactive tests, and also tests to detect autoantibodies found in patients suffering from autoimmune type 1 diabetes. These diabetes antibody assays are now sold in more than 30 countries, from China to Chile.. MEDIPAN is an innovative and world renowned partner for laboratories and physicians, for the indications above and also in the fields of rheumatic and neurological disease.. ...
Nanoparticles are increasingly used and a vast number of nanotechnological products including consumer products, are entering the market. To determine whether a product contains a nanomaterial, particle size and number concentration need to be measured. The EU project ACEnano innovates and optimises analytical techniques to detect and characterise nanoparticles. Proficiency testing is an integral part of the ACEnano project and the development of a proficiency testing scheme for nanomaterial analysis to assure comparable performance of laboratories is foreseen. Participation in proficiency tests is essential to improve or maintain the quality of a laboratory. In 2018 the first of these proficiency tests was conducted for the detection and characterisation of nanoparticles using single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Not only ACEnano partners but also laboratories outside the ACEnano consortium were encouraged to participate which resulted in a total number of twenty-six ...
Protests over the weekend in Martyrs Park and at the federal prison facility in Mason, Tennessee for those rounded up in the ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- raids here in Memphis that began a week ago. Latino Memphis is also offering legal advice to those who believe they may be caught up in the new push. There are also several efforts to support families that find mothers and/or fathers in federal custody in the sweeps. And over the weekend, Memphis Police issued an arrest warrant for a bounty hunter who turned up on YouTube video in an apartment complex with a large Latino tenant base wearing some kind of badge and vest.. 5. July 28-August 3, 2017: This week in Memphis history - Saturday, July 29, ...
BACKGROUND: The description of recent HIV infections provides information about the current pattern of HIV transmission and, consequently, can help to design better preventive interventions. Our study shows the first implementation in Spain of the Serologic Testing Algorithm for Recent HIV Seroconversion (STARHS) strategy. We assess the viability of introducing STARHS in our setting and describe the frequency and epidemiological characteristics of recent infections (RIs). METHODS: Between 2003 and 2005, HIV-positive blood samples drawn for diagnostic purposes were collected from 28 Spanish laboratories to be tested using STARHS. Samples from patients with a previous HIV diagnosis, age below 18 years, less than 200 CD4 cells/µL, or clinical AIDS criteria were excluded from the analysis. RESULTS: A total of 660 (19.2%) samples were classified as RI. Most persons identified with RI were male (79.8%) with a median age of 33.1 years, and 62.5% occurred among men who have sex with men (MSM). ...
In an ongoing effort to fulfill the second objective of the Biomarkers Sub-Group, an inter-laboratory comparison study was performed to determine the comparability of results reported from participating laboratories when analyzing total NNAL in human urine clinical samples.
This text is a commentary of the contribution of Wayne Price recently published on anarkismo.net, The First International and the Development of Anarchism and Marxism (http://www.anarkismo.net/article/30330) Wayne made a review of my book (among others) : Social Democracy and Anarchism in the International Workers Association 1864-1877 (Trans. A.W. Zurbrug.) London: Anarres Editions. Anarkismo.net is an anarchist publishing project composed of groups who agree with the Anarkismo statement Anarkismo.net is a international anarchist-communist news service
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