SARS-CoV2: Controllab congratulates laboratories on pioneering Proficiency Test done in partnership with SBPC/ML

Since the beginning of the pandemic, organizations have been challenged in their routines. The laboratories, in the midst of these adjustments and adaptations of the teams, quickly introduced detection for SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) in their analysis.

Given this scenario, 124 laboratories participated in the first Proficiency Test (EP) conducted in Brazil for SARS-CoV2, an initiative by Controllab in partnership with the Brazilian Society of Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine. The participating laboratories contributed with fundamental information to demonstrate to the market the performance of the analytical systems used. Controllab congratulates these laboratories for their participation and for being committed to the credibility and quality of their reports, supporting the diagnosis for SARS-CoV2 with reliable information. Participants in the initiative are listed on the map below.

The behavior obtained in the interlaboratory comparison was analyzed by a group of specialists in the diagnostic sector and made available in a report. The content is enriched with information to assist manufacturers of diagnostic kits and, especially, laboratories, demonstrating the relevance of quality control in periods of uncertainty and complexity. Access the published document by clicking on the image of the report.

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the report of the first pioneering proficiency test evaluation in all SARS-CoV2 detection methods

To serve the new participants, on June 15 the second round of external controls of COVID-19 will be sent. This is an opportunity for more laboratories to immediately strengthen their quality management systems. By signing up, you build, together with current participants, a broader picture of important data and information for the sector.

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Interested laboratories can register directly on this page.

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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.

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 - Control Laboratory

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).