• Affiliate Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

Seattle, WA
United States

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Dr. Noble is a Medical Microbiologist with research and teaching interests in medical laboratory quality management and quality improvement.

In Canada he runs the Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing program which provides quality assessment for medical laboratories in Canada and Europe and monitors quality assessment for water testing laboratories across Canada.

They work with I-TECH to provide Quality Management education in lower and middle income countries, and run the Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management on-line Certificate Course for laboratorians of all professions with participants in Canada, United States, Middle East, and Asia.

  • MD (University of Western Ontario)
  • FRCPC (University of Toronto (Canada))
  • FRCPC (University of Toronto (Canada))
  • BA (University of Western Ontario)
Country Affiliations 
  • English
Health Topics 
  • Laboratory Strengthening
  • Quality Improvement

Robert Martin, Lucy A. Perrone, and Michael Noble. CHAPTER30 : The Role of Point-of-Care Testing in Travel Medicine . In The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual, Sanford & Jong & Pottinger. Elsvier. In Process. To be published 2016.

Veronica Restelli, Annemarie Taylor, Douglas Cochrane and Michael A. Noble 2017. * Medical laboratory associated errors: the 33-month experience of an on-line volunteer Canadian province wide error reporting system Diagnosis (De Gruyter) May 8, 2017

Noble MA, Restelli V, Taylor A, Cochrane D, 2018. Laboratory error reporting rates can change significantly with year-over-year examination. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018 Mar 28;5(1):15-19. doi: 10.1515/dx-2017-0043.

Noble MA, Rennie R Combined international external quality assessment results of medical laboratory performance and reporting of samples with known antimicrobial resistance. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018 Jun 15. pii: /j/dx.ahead-of-print/dx-2018-0020/dx-2018-0020.xml. doi: 10.1515/dx-2018-0020. [Epub ahead of print]