Sequencing

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.

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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.

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.