Controllab will discuss quality assurance at the Brazilian Congress of Microbiology

Controllab will discuss quality assurance at the Brazilian Congress of Microbiology

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Focusing on the area of Clinical Microbiology and Hospital Infection, the round table on the first day of the event will focus on quality assurance

During October 22, 23 and 24, the Brazilian Society of Microbiology (SBM) will promote its 31st Brazilian Congress of Microbiology in a 100% virtual way. Controllab begins its participation on the first day of the event, in a round table with the theme “Quality Assurance in Clinical Microbiology” (MR 01).

Shirley Lima, Controllab’s Microbiology manager, is one of the speakers who will participate in the activity. The company representative will bring discuss the “Production and conservation of reference strains”.

“The certified reference strains are essential to ensure traceability and credibility in microbiological quality control, in addition to being a requirement in standards, audits, accreditations and inspections. Sharing knowledge about the production and conservation of these strains will give users even more confidence when they are applying this important instrument in microbiological routines”, explains the Manager.

Focusing on the area of Clinical Microbiology and Hospital Infection, the course will start at 2:00pm and will be coordinated by Elizabeth de Andrade Marques (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro).

In addition to the Controllab representative, the participants will include discussions by Carmen Paz Oplustil (Formato Clínico – Projetos em Medicina Diagnóstica) and Cássia Maria Zoccoli (Laboratório Médico Santa Luzia). They will address, respectively, on method verification and validation and how external quality control contributes to laboratory improvement.

For those seeking an update on quality assurance in Clinical Microbiology, this will be an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences for those enrolled.

The activity will take place on Friday, October 22, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in room 01. The content will be divided into three blocks, which attribute dynamism and diversity of knowledge to those enrolled.

Learn more about the Round Table (MR 01) of the Brazilian Congress of Microbiology and register here.

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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.