1 Day New ISO and CEN Technical specifications for the pre-analytical process in molecular diagnostics
Event Nov 07 - Nov 07, 2017
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Target audience: Quality managers at medical and diagnostic laboratories, Laboratory personnel at medical and diagnostic laboratories, Pathologists, Biobank personnel, Managers and researchers coordinating or performing biomarker studies and trial.
Entrance qualifications: Basic Molecular biology or similar
Description: During 2015 The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) released Specifications and the European Committee for standardization (CEN) Technical Specifications about the pre-examination process for DNA, RNA and proteins from several sample types including fresh frozen tissue, formalin fixed tissue, blood and serum/plasma. The specifications are based on results from the FP7-funded project SPIDIA. TATAA Biocenter was partner of SPIDIA and contributed to the drafting of the new guidelines. These are of great value for reliable and robust sample handling and preparation in a standardized way to ensure measured data are of high quality and comparable across laboratories. The new guidelines are particularly relevant for accredited laboratories, and also for research and discovery based work, were procedures needs to be standardized and data compared. This course presents the new Specifications and brings them into context for smooth implementation in your laboratory procedures.