Proficiency Testing (PT) / External Quality Assurance (EQA)
TechBio Solutions is authorised Indian distributor of LGC’s PT programs beginning June 2020.
LGC, the leading global proficiency testing provider (PTP) has testing schemes served through a global network to over 13,000 laboratories in more than 160 countries, conducting over 1,700 proficiency tests each year. Proficiency Testing (PT) is a requirement for accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189. LGC operates PT schemes across the food, beverage, environmental, clinical, pharmaceutical, consumer safety, forensic and petroleum sectors – your laboratory will get the support it needs in demonstrating the effectiveness of your quality system.
New SARS-CoV-2 (molecular) Sample
LGC now offers proficiency testing samples for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by nucleic acid amplification testing. Samples are non-infectious and are compatible with molecular assays that target CDC and WHO consensus gene sequence regions ORF1a, RdRp, E (Envelope), N (Nucleocapsid) and/or S (Spike).
As increasing numbers of diagnostic methods are made available in the global fight against COVID-19 it is essential that laboratories ensure that their application of methods and subsequent results are reliable and accurate using external quality assurance tools including proficiency testing.
New SARS-CoV-2 (Hygiene) Sample
LGC now offers proficiency testing (PT) samples for the detection of detect SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces. Samples are non-infectious swab samples for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
In the current coronavirus outbreak, companies and health authorities seek for solutions to monitor the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in their environments, in order to be able to implement immediate sanitation and other measures to protect the health and safety of employees and their environment. It is essential that laboratories ensure that their application of the surface methods and subsequent results are reliable and accurate using external quality assurance tools including PT.