Quality Assurance Programs Provided by Preventive Medicine Foundation
Preventive Medicine Foundation is a non-governmental, non-political and not-for-profit organization. It was established in 1987. We have provided External Quality Assurance ( EQA ) programs for clinical laboratories and newborn screening centers since 1988, including EQA programs for Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency ( G6PD ) quantitative test, G6PD screening test, and congenital hypothyroidism confirmatory tests. In addition to EQA programs, we started to provide G6PD Internal Quality Control ( IQC ) programs in 2008. More than 90 international newborn screening centers and clinical laboratories ( from 14 countries ) have participated in our EQA and/or IQC programs at present time.
We are the member of Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute ( CLSI ) and European organisation for External Quality Assurance Providers in Laboratory Medicine ( EQALM ).