Controllab participates in an article published from a pioneering research with Brazilian laboratories, aiming to expand knowledge on the subject and encourage the continuing education of professionals in the area

Seeking to promote the recycling of knowledge and the improvement of laboratory activities, Controllab, the largest quality control provider in Brazil and Latin America, develops educational activities together with its advisors. This work has been perpetuated thanks to the accumulated experience and the constant exchange of information with customers.

Among the quality control programs offered by the provider, the Proficiency Testing for Sediment Urinalysis stands out. This program includes virtual items of sediment slides for the identification of urinary elements, among them, the “Epithelial Cells”.

Considering the clinical importance of differentiating these cells as Squamous, Transitional and Tubular Renal1, Controllab carried out a survey in May 2018 with the laboratories participating in the program. The initiative aimed to understand how the analysis and release of epithelial cells was performed in the routine.

Due to the importance of the subject and through the results of the survey, where most laboratories only identify this element in a generic way in their routine, at the initiative of the program’s scientific advisor, Dr. José Poloni – professor at the Unisinos Health School, it was Published article Survey on reporting of epithelial cells in urine sediment as part of external quality assessment programs in Brazilian laboratories.

The article shows the importance of distinguishing epithelial cells in routine, considering the clinical relevance in pathological processes in the presence of Renal Tubular cells.

This was the first research on the subject carried out with Brazilian laboratories. It is hoped that with the publication of this work, knowledge on the subject will be expanded, contributing to the continuing education of professionals in the area.

To read the full article, access here.

  1. Diagnostic Value of Urine Microscopy for Differential Diagnosis of Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized Patients Mark A. Perazella, Steven G. Coca, Mehmet Kanbay, Ursula C. Brewster, Chirag R. Parikh CJASN Nov 2008, 3 (6) 1615-1619; DOI: 10.2215/CJN.02860608.

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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).