Quality in Pathology – QuIP

Excellence in science, leading in methods, professional and independent, efficient organisation

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The recordings of the online seminar “RET testing in routine diagnostics” are now available online and accessible via this link.   

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Please find below the recordings of the online seminar “RET testing in routine diagnostics” from 28th September 2021 with the speakers PD Dr. med. Dr. nat. med. Udo Siebolts from the University Hospital Halle (Saale) and Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sabine Merkelbach-Bruse from the University Hospital Cologne. The online seminar is divided into two topic-specific on-demand videos.

 

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This year, the proficiency test for the detection of RET Alterations 2021 took place for the first time and QuIP GmbH is therefore offering a free online seminar to provide information about RET testing in routine diagnostics.

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QuIP GmbH offers the proficiency test EGFR Exon 20 insertions 2021.

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Quality in Pathology

Excellence in science, leading in methods, professional and independent, efficient organisation

Quality in Pathology – QuIP – is the provider of quality in pathology in Germany. QuIP supports pathologists and pharmaceutical companies, as well as diagnostics providers in comparing and optimising their research results. At the same time, QuIP continually develops methods to enhance knowledge. To this end, QuIP has been offering proficiency tests since 2004. QuIP is a joint venture of the German Society of Pathology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pathologie e. V. – DGP) and the Federal Association of German Pathologists (Bundesverband Deutscher Pathologen e.V. – BDP). QuIP is currently preparing for accreditation according to DIN EN ISO 17043.

Our Mission

Excellence in Pathology

We achieve quality in pathology by defining standards for the best possible diagnostic performance in proficiency tests. These standards are always based on the current medical and technical state of knowledge. At the same time, the standards are aligned with transparent procedures and take economic efficiency into account .

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1999

Pathology institutes at German universities perform first profiency test.

2000

Immunohistochemical proficiency test “2000” includes an IAP workshop held in Würzburg presenting the results, more than 20 IHC proficiency tests are to follow.

2004

The Federal Association of German Pathologists (Bundesverband Deutscher Pathologen e.V. – BDP) and the German Society of Pathology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pathologie e. V. – DGP) found QuIP – Quality in Pathology as a common subsidiary.

2004

Proficiency tests on predictive factors for mammary carcinoma including in-situ-hybridisation (Hannover)

2008

First proficiency test (RAS) in molecular pathology conducted in Munich, followed by numerous molecular proficiency tests.

2009

Cooperation with Reference Institute for Bioanalytics (RfB) launched.

2014

European Society of Pathology (Europäische Gesellschaft für Pathologie - ESP) and QuIP agree on mutually recognising their certificates.

2016

QuIP Ltd. (QuIP GmbH) is founded by BDP and DGP.

2018

More than 30 proficiency tests are conducted, IHC and molecular pathology each account for about 50 percent.

2020

Preparing for digital proficiency tests