PD-L1 FOR NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CARCINOMA: Proficiency testing workshop – NOW FULL!
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WORKSHOP FULL! It is with great pleasure that the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP) welcomes you to this one-day workshop to be held at the … Read More

Quality in coagulation and haemostasis testing
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Title: Quality in coagulation and Haemostasis testing Authors: Roslyn Bonar, Emmanuel J Favaloro, Dorothy M Adcock The primary focus of this review is to look at the essential processes of … Read More

Sectra’s digital pathology solution selected for external quality assurance program
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Linköping, Sweden – October 18, 2017 –  International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) signs digital pathology contract with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance … Read More

NEW Survey Calendar
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Remain on schedule with the newly created Survey Calendar which is positioned under the ‘Calendar’ tab in myQAP. Participants can pick and choose the programs they wish to stay informed … Read More

Serology Workshop: Meet the Speakers
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Here you will find biographies for some of the amazing speakers at this year’s Serology Workshop. Tony Field, B.AppSc, MASM Operations Manager – Clayton Laboratory, Australian Clinical Labs Tony commenced … Read More

Privacy Awareness Week
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We are excited to announce that we are a partner in this year’s Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) — the largest campaign in the Asia Pacific that raises awareness on privacy … Read More

New Result Entry Interface
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The RCPAQAP will release a significant upgrade to our online result entry interface. This new interface is a web application which eliminates the need to have Java installed in order … Read More

myQAP Single sign-on for Result Entry
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From Wednesday 1st March 2017 8 PM AEDT, access to result entry will also be delivered via myQAP. Participants will require just one myQAP username and password to access all … Read More

myQAP Enrolment Workshops
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The Enrolment Office recently hosted two interactive myQAP Workshops on site at the St Leonards office in Sydney. The intention of running these workshops was to allow participants to receive … Read More

Legionella
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There have been 42 cases of Legionnaires disease reported in NSW, Australia, in the first four months of 2016.These recent outbreaks, have resulted in two deaths and several hospitalisations. Legionnaires’ … Read More

Supporting Sustainable Business Practices
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Environmental sustainability has been identified as a priority area in healthcare settings.  Healthcare delivery emits high levels of emissions – in some cases, up to 25% of total public sector … Read More

Introducing the New Point of Care module for Thromboelastometry/ Thromboelastography
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Point-of-care testing (PoCT) is an ever expanding field, which allows for bedside monitoring of patients to aid in rapid clinician directed targeted therapy. Recently two devices for global haemostasis assessment … Read More

Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) Conference
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The Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) conference was held from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC). Staff from … Read More

Ebola Preparedness in Australia: a rapid approach for proficiency testing
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Dr Katherine Lau, a member of the RCPAQAP Biosecurity Discipline attended and presented at the 26th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ECCMID), which took place in Amsterdam, … Read More

Frequency and variability of haemolysis reporting in Australian Laboratories
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Haemolysis is the leading cause of unsuitable (rejected) blood specimens in diagnostic testing. Interference of free haemoglobin and erythrocytes intracellular contents have the potential to jeopardise the accurate measurement of … Read More

Mohs Diagnostic Module
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The Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) technique involves mapping and staining of the excised tissue and a specialised tissue sectioning process that enables visualisation of virtually all tissue margins and precise … Read More

AACB & RCPAQAP Working Party Reports
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The combined Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB)/Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs (RCPAQAP) 2015 Working Party reports are now available on the AACB website. Click here to view or Read More.

Clostridium difficile
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How RCPAQAP Microbiology can help you? We design and provide the best possible testing material and quality reports in clinical microbiology to laboratories in Australia and overseas. Clostridium difficile –laboratory … Read More

HIV POCT
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This week sees the first dispatch of the 2016 HIV Point-of-Care Test (POCT) External Quality Assurance (EQA) program. Two specimens are distributed four times per annum and consist of 0.4mL … Read More

Zika Virus
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Zika virus: is a mosquito-borne (arthropod) virus that was first described in 1947 in Uganda, and takes its name from the Zika forest in that country. As a member of … Read More