Controllab extends Monkeypox Proficiency Testing to veterinary routine

Controllab extends Monkeypox Proficiency Testing to veterinary routine

Controllab extends Monkeypox Proficiency Testing to veterinary routine

An initiative launched to assess the reliability of analyzes and implementation of routines to detect the virus in humans is extended to companion animals. First round is free of charge.

In September of this year, human analysis laboratories in several countries received the first Proficiency Testing for the detection of the Monkeypox virus, provided by Controllab.

Recently, in addition to the detection of the Monkeypox virus in humans, the first reports of infection in other species began to emerge. A group of French scientists confirmed the first case of Monkeypox in a dog and, following the publication of this report in a scientific journal, several public health authorities issued recommendations.

An example is the release of the Technical Note from the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Brazil. The document contains recommendations on the management of companion animals clinically suspected or exposed to Monkeypox Virus (MPXV) infection.

Although information on the importance of the involvement of these animals in the maintenance and spread of the virus in the environment is incipient, suspected cases need to be quickly identified to avoid worsening the clinical condition of the animal.

In yet another pioneering initiative, Controllab, which is always attentive to the needs of the diagnostic sector, expanded the Monkeypox Proficiency Testing (MPX) to meet veterinary routines.

The Proficiency Testing (PT), also known as External Quality Control, follows the criteria of ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17043. It will be sent on November 21st, with test items prepared from an inactivated viral isolation, for detection of MPXV by molecular methods.

By enrolling in the Proficiency Testing, veterinary laboratories demonstrate their commitment to the credibility and quality of their reports.

Do you want to highlight your commitment to the quality of this exam? Register here and participate in the initial round, free of charge!

Recently, in addition to the detection of the Monkeypox virus in humans, the first reports of infection in other species began to appear and several public health authorities issued recommendations.

The initial round will be free of charge for the laboratories that indicate their interest.

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Accreditation Cgcre/Inmetro - Certified Reference Material Producer

Controllab has been accredited as a Certified Reference Material Producer (MRC) since 2016 by Inmetro’s General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE), under the PMR 0009 number. The assessment of this conformity is carried out according to the requirements established in ABNT NBR standards ISO 17034 and Inmetro, thus ensuring competence for the production of MRCs, according to the Scope of Accreditation.
Cgcre is signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).

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Accreditation Cgcre/Inmetro - Calibration Laboratory

In December 2002, the Calibration Laboratory was accredited by Inmetro’s General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE). With this recognition, it became an integral part of the Brazilian network of accredited laboratories, under nº214. Since then, it is periodically evaluated for the maintenance and/or extension of accreditation.

Cgcre is signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).

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Accreditation Cgcre/Inmetro - Proficiency Test Provider

In September 2011, Controllab was accredited by Inmetro’s General Coordination for Accreditation (CGCRE) as a proficiency test provider, under nº PEP0003. Initially as part of a pilot project by Inmetro, this accreditation was based on ILAC G13: 2007 and included several clinical and hemotherapy tests. In the periodic evaluations of this accreditation, new segments and tests are included and the evaluation is now conducted according to ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17043.

This accreditation attests to Controllab’s technical competence to develop and conduct proficiency tests in accordance with international requirements and enables it to be recognized in other countries, in accordance with mutual recognition agreements signed by Brazil in Mercosur, the Americas and Europe.

Cgcre is signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Interamerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).