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  • Annual Meeting of the IFCC Network

    The annual meeting of the IFCC HbA1c network will be held in July during the AACC Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

    2012-04-02
  • Intercomparison Study 2012

    The 2012 intercomparison study to re-approve the individual network laboratories has started.

    2012-04-02
  • Approval Reference Laboratory Shanghai

    After the 19th intercomparison study the Shanghai Center for Clinical Laboratory gained the status of approved Network Laboratory !

    2011-11-18
  • Visit Korean delegation

    On 26 September a delegation from Korea Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, ASAN Medical Center, Konkuk University Hospital and Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center visited the Network Laboratory of Dr. Weykamp in the Netherlands to learn about the Reference Measurement Procedure and the Network.

    2011-09-26
  • Change Korean candidate reference laboratory

    In Korea it was decided that the Reference Measurement Procedure will not be operatied by the Eone Reference Laboratory but by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Network welcomes this lab.

    2011-08-03
  • AACC/IFCC Manufacturer Forum

    On 25 July, during the AACC in Atlanta, a combined IFCC and NGSP Manufacturer Meeting was held.

    2011-07-25
  • Approval Reference Laboratory France

    After the 18th intercomparison study the candidate laboratory of the American Memorial Hospital, Reims, France gained the status of approved Network Laboratory!

    2011-06-30
  • Eighteenth Intercomparison Study completed

    The first intercomparison study of this year to re-approve the individual network laboratories is finished. All laboratories kept their approved status..

    2011-06-29
  • Annual Meeting of the IFCC Network in Berlin

    The IFCC Network had its annual meeting in Berlin. The network welcomed the candidate laboratories of China, Korea and India.

    2011-05-23
  • Visit Chinese delegation

    On 10 May a delegation from the Shanghai Center for Clinical Laboratory, China visited the Network Laboratory of Dr. Weykamp to learn about the Reference Measurement Procedure and the Network.

    2011-05-10
  • Annual meeting IFCC HbA1c network

    The annual meeting of the IFCC HbA1c network will be held in May during the IFCC Worldlab congress in Berlin.

    2011-02-10
  • Candidate Reference Laboratory South Korea

    The Network of Reference Labs welcomes Eone Reference Laboratory, South Korea, as candidate reference laboratory.

    2010-12-10
  • Candidate Reference Laboratory India

    The Network of Reference Labs welcomes Suraksha Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd. laboratory, India, as candidate reference laboratory.

    2010-10-04
  • Seventeenth Intercomparison Study completed

    The intercomparison studie of this year to re-approve (or not) the individual network laboratories is completed. All laboratories kept their approved status.

    2010-08-19
  • Candidate Reference Laboratory France

    The Network of Reference Labs welcomes the Laboratoire de Biologie et de Recherche Pédiatriques, American Memorial Hospital, CHU Reims, France as candidate reference laboratory.

    2010-05-25
  • Candidate Reference Laboratory China

    The Network of Reference Labs welcomes the Shanghai Center for Clinical Laboratory, China, as candidate reference laboratory.

    2010-03-10
  • Annual Meeting of the IFCC WG

    The IFCC Working Group had its annual meeting in Cape Town. Issues discussed were the status of the implementation of the IFCC units in respective countries, the Master Equation IFCC-JDS/JSCC and the initiation of the IFCC Integrated Project.

    2010-02-23
  • IFCC units implemented in the Netherlands

    The IFCC units are implemented in the Netherlands. The process is coordinated by a Steering Committee with representatives of patient organisations, associations of professionals and the society for clinical chemistry. A professional communical campaign to guide the change is coordinated by the umbrella organisation NDF, financially supported by the ministry of health. For documentation see "www.nieuwediabeteswaarde.nl"

    2009-11-12
  • Implementation IFCC units in UK

    The IFCC units are implemented in the UK. The change is described in a campaign guided by NHS, see NHS Leaflet.

    2009-09-08
  • Sixteenth Intercomparison Study completed

    The sixteenth Intercomparison Study of the HbA1c Network of Reference Laboratories is completed. All laboratories kept their approved status. The list of approved network laboratories can be found on this website.

    2009-08-24
  • IFCC Numbers in mmol/mol

    Following the Consensus Statement all Network Laboratories will start reporting their IFCC HbA1c results in mmol/mol starting from the 1st of October 2008. Manufacturers and EQA organisers collaborating with the Network are informed on this by mail.

    2008-09-05
  • Fifteenth Intercomparison Study completed

    The HbA1c Network of Reference Laboratories organises two intercomparison studies a year to re-approve (or not) the individual network laboratories. The updated list of approved network laboratories can be found at the homepage of this website.

    2008-09-03
  • Third Statistics Paper

    For the HbA1c Network specific statistics have been developed. The last paper in a series of three -on statistics of Master Equations- appeared in Clin Chem (Clin Chem 2008;54:1379-85). Two previous papers appeared in 2006: on rules for approval of network laboratories (Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Mar. 2006, vol. 34, No. 2) and on uncertainty calculations in the setting of networks (Accred Qual Assur (2006) 11: 319-328).

    2008-07-10
  • e-AG Study completed

    The Study to investigate the relation between HbA1c and Mean Blood Glucose (as referred to in the Consensus Statement) was published (Diabetes Care 2008;31)

    2008-06-24
  • Paper IFCC Network

    Publication: The IFCC Reference Measurement System for HbA1c: A 6-Year Progress Report (Clin Chem 2008;54:240-8). Stability of the Master Equation IFCC-NGSP is documented.

    2008-02-18

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