Controllab launches Proficiency Testing for Monkeypox virus and helps the diagnostic sector

Controllab launches Proficiency Testing for Monkeypox virus and helps the diagnostic sector

Monkeypox

In the midst of the spread of the disease, participating in the Proficiency Testing is essential for the reliability of the analyzes and evaluation of the implementation of routines

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the current outbreak of Monkeypox (MPX), or Simian Smallpox, constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In Brazil, the Ministry of Health reported that notifications now exceed 1350 cases.

Attentive of the needs of the diagnostics sector, Controllab, in yet another pioneering initiative, invites laboratories to participate in the first round of the Proficiency Testing for Monkeypox (MPX).

The Proficiency Testing (PT) follows the criteria of ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17043 and will be sent on September 12th. The round will be free of charge for laboratories that indicate their interest in this link.

Suspected cases need to be quickly identified to prevent the spread of the disease. Accurate laboratory reports contribute to efficient diagnoses and prompt patient isolation.

Laboratory routines need continuous monitoring and periodic evaluation of this follow-up, as they play a key role in the main processes of detection, assessment, response, notification and monitoring of public health events.

Proficiency Testing, also known as External Quality Control, is an effective quality control tool for determining the analytical performance of the laboratory and a necessary requirement for laboratory accreditation processes (ISO 15189, ISO 17025, PALC-SBPC/ML, DICQ-SBAC, etc.) and regulatory bodies.

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PRM 0009

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).

CAL 0214

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).

PEP 0003

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).