February 22, 2014
Please see the following notice from Dr Ray Nachreiner, Chairperson of the SCE External Quality Assurance Program:
We have two lyophilized canine samples for assessment. Cooperating laboratories should be sure to include the name of the assay manufacturer for each assay. For Siemens, please state whether it is Immulite or RIA, etc.
In order to expedite reporting of results, it is best to FAX them to me. Our FAX number is 517-353-5096. I am proposing a deadline of April 15 for the results to be completed so that we can finish the statistical analyses in a timely manner. For mail reports, our address is DCPAH Endocrine Diagnostic Section, 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing, MI 48910-8104, USA.
IF YOUR LABORATORY DOES NOT RECEIVE THE EQUAS SAMPLES AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM, FAX ME ASAP. WE WILL SEND THEM UNTIL THE SUPPLIES ARE EXHAUSTED.
We are able to send these samples to you at no charge since the SCE EQUAS program is generously subsidized by Oxford Laboratories, PO Box 558, Oxford, MI 48371, USA. Be sure to express your gratitude to them and their representatives for their continuing support of SCE. As always, if you have any suggestions for improvement of the EQUAS program, please contact me.