Check the QUALINEWS JUNE/2019 Edition

6/10/2019

The last edition of our newspaper Qualinews had released!

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PNCQ releases product catalog in 3 languages

6/3/2019

The 2019 PNCQ Product Catalog was released at the 46th CBAC in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

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HEMATOLOGICAL REFERENCE VALUES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

5/15/2019

Dr. Marcos Kneip Fleury updated the table of normal blood count values

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DOES THE TROPONIN HIGH-SENSITIVITY TEST LEAD TO EXCESS OF INFARCTION DIAGNOSES?

5/10/2019

Using the high sensitivity test of cardiac troponin 1 to diagnose acute myocardial infarction may lead to overdiagnosis

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PURE WATER FOR THE MODERN CLINICAL LABORATORY

4/18/2019

The purity of the ARLC is essential for the quality and reliability of the tests.

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PNCQ IN THE 1st MARANHÃO CONGRESS OF CLINICAL ANALYSES

1/30/2019

PNCQ participated in COMAC 2019, the first major event of the area occurred in the city of São Luís/MA.

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2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE BOLIVIAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

12/3/2018

PNCQ attended the event that took place in late November in the city of La Paz, Bolivia.

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EXPANSION AND ALTERATIONS IN THE ADVANCED PROGRAMS

8/6/2018

Taking into account the need to elaborate control samples with better reactivity, as established by the international standards, PNCQ decided to expand two PRO-EX Advanced Programs, since the presence of antibodies of several analytes in the same control sample can hinder the existence of reactivity in some of them.

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ANVISA PUBLISHES THE COMMENTED RDC 222:2018

7/25/2018

ANVISA PUBLISHES THE COMMENTED RDC 222:2018 The management of the health services waste (GRSS), before the creation of ANVISA, was regulated only by resolution of CONAMA. After the creation of ANVISA, this Agency began to regulate the internal procedures of the health services, relative to GRSS and the supervision is responsibility of the Sanitary Surveillances of each State, City and DF (Federal District)

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT WITH DR. JOSÉ ABOL CORRÊA

7/24/2018

During the last years we witnessed a “boom “in the implantation of Quality Management Systems in laboratories of clinical analyses. With the increase of the demands in the Accreditation and Certification standards, the firms noticed that these programs, if implanted seriously and effectively, can bring great results.

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MEETING WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PARTICIPATING LABORATORIES AT THE CBAC

7/17/2018

Dr. Francisco Edison Pacifici Guimarães, PNCQ Superintendent, presented data and informed about the results, statistics and the new advancements of PNCQ in relation to its programs during the meeting of the National Program of Quality Control - PNCQ with the representatives of the Clinical Laboratories and the Participating Blood Banks. The meeting was held on the 20th of June, during the 45th Brazilian Congress of Clinical Analyses - CBAC.

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SAMPLES IN TOTAL BLOOD FOR TLR POCT

7/17/2018

PNCQ launches samples for Internal Quality Control for TLR in TOTAL BLOOD for:

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IFCC: HOW TO ASSESS THE GLUCOSE METERS?

7/11/2018

PNCQ discloses the IFCC’s document - International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine - about the assessment of the Glucose Meters in intensive care.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING PRO-IN SAMPLES IN YOUR HANDS!

5/23/2018

The Internal Quality Control samples - PRO-IN have Instructions for Use with all the necessary information, including storage indications, stability, instructions for the correct reconstitution of the freeze-dried materials, Average Values and Standard Deviation (SD) of each constituent, in several methods.

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PRINT YOUR MONTHLY INVOICE ON THE PNCQ’S WEBSITE

4/11/2018

Did you know that it is possible to print the PRO-EX payment slips online? They are available for printing in the restricted area of PNCQ’s website. It is not necessary to wait for the shipping by mail to make the payment of your monthly fee.

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MODIFICATIONS IN THE ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY 1 AND AUTOIMMUNITY PROGRAMS

3/5/2018

In view of the need to develop control samples with a better reactivity, as established by the international standards, PNCQ decided to expand two advanced programs, since the presence of antibodies of several analytes in the same control sample hinders the existence of reactivity in some of them.

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PARTICIPATING LABORATORIES THAT WERE DRAWN IN THE RAFFLE AND RECEIVED EXEMPTION FROM PNCQ’S MONTHLY FEE

1/19/2018

PNCQ raffled, among the technical managers who participated in our yearly satisfaction research, five laboratories that will have exemption from the monthly fees in our program during the year of 2018.

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El catálogo de productos del PNCQ 2018 en español ya está disponible

12/15/2017

El catálogo de productos del PNCQ 2018 en español ya está disponible

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Courses in the area of Chromatography – Agilent / PNCQ

9/6/2017

Agilent offers theoretical-practical courses to Chromatography users.

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External Quality Control in Parasitology

9/6/2017

The parasitological fecal test is offered routinely by the laboratories to their clients and PNCQ offers the Basic Parasitology Program of PRO-EX, with virtual images for the identification of protozoa and intestinal helminthes, sent monthly to more than 5.100 Associates.

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PNCQ releases PRO-EX for Adenovirus, Chikungunya IgM, Visceral Leishmaniasis and Zika virus

9/5/2017

Always innovating in the laboratory area, PNCQ releases new PRO-EX - Advanced External Quality Control Programs.

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PRO-EX for Autoimmunity now in individual flasks

9/5/2017

From September on the constituents of the Autoimmunity Program will be available in individual flasks.

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Laboratories should also perform CEQ of the differential leukocyte count

8/30/2017

xOne of the tests performed in greater number in the daily routine of the laboratories is Blood Count.

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Calendar and Shipping Periodicity of the PRO-EX kits

8/28/2017

The kits with the samples of the PRO-EX External Quality Control are sent by PNCQ to the more than 5.000 Associates, on Monday and Tuesday of the first or second week of each month, according to a previous planning.

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ANVISA announces the beginning of the review of the RDC 50:2002

8/21/2017

With the purpose of reviewing the regulation that establishes the requirements of construction and installation projects for the health facilities...

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How to investigate an unacceptable result in the CEQ?

8/14/2017

In the PRO-EX monthly evaluation, the laboratories receive the results of the Coordination and the concept reached in each analyte: Good (G), acceptable (A), or unacceptable (U).

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Image result for Quality Factor application

8/7/2017

The executive manager of Stimulus to Innovation and Evaluation of the Sector Quality, of ANS, Doctor Ana Paula Cavalcante, announced during a meeting held this Thursday, August 3rd , new criteria for Quality Factor application.

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Download the Collection Manual in Clinical Laboratory of PNCQ .

8/7/2017

The first edition of the Collection Manual was released in 2014 and now the second edition, October 2016, is available for download.

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Spermogram - Counter Manual and Atlas

8/7/2017

With the support of PNCQ , the book Spermogram - Counter Manual and Atlas, written by Doctor Orildo dos Santos Pereira, was developed for laboratory professionals who deal with the hard task of performing this exam which has an extreme importance in the search of the causes of masculine infertility.

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Virtual control samples of PRO – EX

7/10/2017

With the aim of improving sample homogeneity of the Advanced Programs of PRO – EX and following the tendencies of the international technological development, PNCQ provides some virtual control samples, which the Participating Laboratory accesses in the Restricted Area, from the Open Lot.

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PNCQ offers workshops

6/26/2017

The National Program of Quality Control - PNCQ offered a special programming of workshops during the 44th Brazilian Congress of Clinical Analyses - CBAC 2017 - an event that took place in João Pessoa / PB, in June, from 11th to 14th .

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New PNCQ performance and quality seals

6/26/2017

Since the beginning of the 90’s we provide the PERFORMANCE SEAL , in order the Participating Laboratories of PNCQ may spread their participation in the National Program of Quality Control, to their clients.

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PNCQ Personal Consulting

6/22/2017

PNCQ provides an individualized service of Personal Consultings for clinical laboratories interested in optimizing the implementation of the Quality Management System and in leveraging its Accreditation by SNA – DICQ . To increase the efficiency of the consulting, it is advisable the use of PNCQ Manager software.

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Qualinews - June Edition 2017

6/22/2017

The June edition 2017 of the Qualinews celebrates the expansion of PNCQ , the biggest provider of proficiency tests in the country. This edition was released during the 44th Brazilian Congress of Clinical Analyses, in João Pessoa / PB.

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Join COLABIOCLI 2017

6/22/2017

The XXIII Latin American Congress of Clinical Biochemistry - COLABIOCLI 2017, an event organized by the Latin American Confederation of Clinical Biochemistry, will take place from 17 to 20 September in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

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WHY PARTICIPATE IN AN EXTERNAL QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM?

5/2/2017

In addition to mandatory by the RDC 302: 2005 of ANVISA, the External Quality Control is a fundamental element for guaranteeing the quality of the laboratory tests, ensuring comparability of the results with other laboratories, which allows to evaluate its performance in the long term.

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PACKAGE INSERTS AND MANUALS MUST BE PROVIDED IN PORTUGUESE!

3/9/2017

When purchasing an equipment many laboratories receive the manufacturer's manual inside the box, written in the language of the country of origin where it was manufactured. For reagents, some have package inserts in several languages, and it is common to find their writing in English and Spanish.

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ANALYZE YOUR MONTHLY EVALUATION DIRECTLY ON THE COMPUTER SCREEN AND USE THE TREND CHART AND RAD. IT'S FREE!

12/19/2016

Monthly PNCQ makes available the Monthly Assessments of the Participating Laboratories, so that they are analyzed for the results of the analytes: B (Good), A (Acceptable) and I (Unacceptable). But we realize that many labs have the habit of printing the Assessment, for discussion with the technicians.

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EXTERNAL QUALITY CONTROL AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE LEARN MORE

8/24/2016

If PRO-EX results are correct, if your performance is excellent, your patients' results will be as well.

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