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Proficiency Testing General Information

 
   

 

ISBER endorsed IBBL Biospecimen Proficiency Testing program

Registrations for the 2016 program are now closed.

  • 2017 Program Opens: approximately late spring 2017
  • 2017 Program Closes: approximately late summer 2017
The ISBER endorsed IBBL Biorepository Proficiency Testing (PT) Program is designed to:
  • Allow biorepositories to assess the accuracy of their quality control assays and their characterization of biospecimens.
  • Compare results with those obtained in other laboratories around the world
  • Allow biorepositories to identify testing problems that may be related to individual staff performance or calibration of instrumentation used in biospecimen quality control.
  • Provide a Prenalytical External Quality Assessment (EQA) tool and guidance to biorepositories and laboratories testing biospecimens with the ultimate goal to support their quality control activities and to offer organizations who are seeking compliance with ISO 17025, CLIA, or equivalent the possibility to fulfill the respective normative requirements. To learn more about requirements, click here.

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2016 Program Details

Participants receive a Performance Report and a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the program.

 Current Schemes

New Schemes for 2016 Program

DNA Quantification and Purity

Microbial DNA Extraction from Saliva

RNA Integrity

Microbial DNA Extraction from Stool
RNA Quantification and Purity
Cell Free (cfDNA) Extraction from Whole Blood

Cell Viability

DNA Extraction from Frozen Tissue
Hemoglobin Quantification in Plasma
Total RNA Extraction from Frozen Tissue
Hemoglobin Quantification in CSF  
CD40 Ligand Quantification in Serum  

Tissue Histology

 Viable PBMC Isolation  

DNA Extraction from Whole Blood

 

DNA Extraction from FFPE Cells

 

 RNA Extraction from Whole Blood  

RNA Extraction from FFPE Cells

 

 

Costs

Discount available if you register for the same scheme for 2 or 3 consecutive year (see chart below for details)! Please note these prices have applied the 20% discount for ISBER members.

Categ.

Schemes

Code

2016

2017

2018

 1  DNA Quantification and Purity  DNA16R1  € 333  €308 € 283
 RNA Integrity  RNAI16R1
 RNA Quantification and Purity  RNAQ16R1
 Cell Viability  CELL16R1
 Haemoglobin Quantification in Plasma  PLHB16R1
 CD40L Quantification in Serum  CD4016R1
 Haemoglobin Quantification in CSF  CSHB16R1
 2  Tissue Histology  THIS16R1  € 249  € 230  € 212
 Viable PBMC Isolation  PBMC16R1
 3  DNA Extraction from Whole Blood  DNABLD16  € 166  € 153  € 141
 DNA Extraction from FFPE Cells  DNAFFC16
 RNA Extraction from Whole Blood  RNABLD16
 RNA Extraction from FFPE Cells  RNAFFC16
 Microbial DNA Extraction from Saliva  DNASAL16
 Microbial DNA Extraction from Stool  DNASTL16
 Cell Free DNA (cfDNA) Extraction from Whole  Blood  cfDNA16
 DNA Extraction from Frozen Tissue  DNAFRT16
 Total RNA Extraction from Frozen Tissue  RNAFRT16

 

ISBER Endorsed IBBL BIOSPECIMEN PROFICIENCY TESTING: SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS YEARS



 

For more Information:

 

PT Advisory Group Roster:

  • Fay Betsou, Luxembourg
  • Domenico Coppola, USA
  • Yvonne De Souza, USA
  • Annemieke De Wilde, Belgium
  • William Grizzle, USA
  • Elaine Gunter, USA
  • Iren Koppandi, USA
  • Katheryn Shea, USA
  • Mark Sobel, USA
  • Gunnel Tybring, Sweden
  • Gert Vanden Eyden, Belgium
  • Michaël Speicher, Austria
  • Rongxin Gan, China

 

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