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PHO Rounds: Microbiology - Uncertain About Uncertainty: Explaining Measurement Uncertainty in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Venue: By webinar only
Laboratory Testing and Sciences
City: Toronto
Type: PHO Rounds: Microbiology
Format: Webinar

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All quantitative measurements are imperfect, and are therefore associated with a measure of uncertainty. The Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare, whose principles for accreditation are built in Ontario, has established a requirement that medical laboratories, including those in microbiology, provide quantitative data regarding this parameter for all numerical values reported. Here we will discuss the challenges associated with interpreting current recommendations in the context of the clinical microbiology laboratory, and methods for implementation of this measure for quantitative diagnostic tests.

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Presenter: Dr. Lee Goneau

Lee Goneau completed his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario. He is currently completing a fellowship in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Toronto.


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