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 ).
The EQA programs provided by PMF have been officially accredited by Taiwan Accreditation Foundation ( TAF ) for conformity to ISO/IEC 17043:2010 since 2017.

External Quality Assurance Programs

       EQA program for Neonatal G6PD Screening Test  Since 1999
       EQA program for G6PD Quantitative Test in Taiwan Since 1988
       EQA program for G6PD Quantitative Test in Philippines Since 2009
       EQA program for Congenital Hypothyroidism Confirmatory Tests  Since 2010


Internal Quality Control Programs

       IQC program for Neonatal G6PD Screening Test  Since 2012
       IQC program for G6PD Quantitative Test Since 2008