Structured according to ISO/IEC 17043 criteria, the pilot round is scheduled for November and will include a Proficiency Testing to map the viral genome of different viruses and Coronavirus (SARS-CoV2)
Sequencing tests have become more accessible and popular as technology advances. However, like other laboratory tests, they need monitoring to ensure the accuracy of the results.
In June, Controllab launched the first controls for sequencing tests and now expands the area with specific external controls for Coronavirus sequencing (SARS-CoV2) and Viral Genome sequencing, which will include different viruses, including respiratory, oncogenic and arboviruses.
For Covid-19, due to mutations, genomic surveillance has become an ally in fighting the disease. Accurate reports are essential to detect its variants, establish where it went, discuss action programs and update vaccines.
The Proficiency Testing (PT) or Quality External Control helps the laboratory in the implementation and monitoring of technical quality and inputs applied in carrying out the sequencing tests.
By participating in these PT, laboratories will be able to demonstrate to physicians and patients the reliability of their reports, as well as the effectiveness of the procedures and steps involved in the analyses.
The round was structured according to ISO/IEC 17043 criteria and the reports issued after the assessment facilitate recognition for accreditation processes and regulatory bodies.
Scheduled to be sent free of charge in November, those interested in these controls must sign up for participation in this link until the 8th of the next month.