IBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg) is pleased to officially open registration for the 2017 edition of its Biospecimen Proficiency Testing programme, an internationally-recognised quality assessment tool.
Endorsed by the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), the Proficiency Testing (PT) programme offers laboratories working with biospecimens, the opportunity to verify the accuracy, precision and efficiency of their routine methods and compare their performance to that of other expert laboratories.
“The PT programme is an integral part of a biobank laboratory’s quality management system. Yearly participation is essential to ensure monitoring and prove consistency of performance over time”, advises Dr Olga Kofanova, IBBL’s PT Project Manager.
Thanks to participants’ feedback, this year’s PT programme introduces innovation in the schemes. Amongst the 19 processing and testing schemes available, “CSF Aliquoting” is the “new kid on the block”.
11 Processing Schemes
8 Testing Schemes
As the unique proficiency testing programme in the world that focuses on biospecimens, IBBL’s PT programme has become increasingly popular over the last 5 years. In 2016, roughly 100 laboratories from 26 countries registered for a total of 354 schemes.
Registration will remain open until 11 August 2017.
For more information, please visit ibbl.lu/pt