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Key Facts in Covid-19 Testing

Wayne Dimech provides a useful overview of SARS-Cov-2 testing and the COVID-19 illness. Wayne Dimech is Executive Manager, Scientific and Business Relations at NRL, Australia (NRL) in Melbourne. He is a recognized expert in infectious disease serology and laboratory quality.

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The Rong Regulation: Conflicts between NABL 112, CLSI EP23, and ISO 15189

 During my last trip to India, I had the fortune to Dr Satish Ramanathan and Dr CN Srinivas of MIOT Hospitals, Chennai. They shared with me some unique challenges that laboratories face in India, namely the disconnect between the NABL 112, which is the local implementation of ISO 15189, and the other global standards and guidelines. Here are just a few of the discrepancies between NABL, CLSI EP23, and ISO 15189 that they have found.

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Empower IVD Globe Meeting Report

 On December 10th 2014 the first Empower IVD ● Globe user meeting was held in Ghent. The aim of this meeting was to report on the status of the Empower project, which promotes the quality, stability, and comparability of global In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) testing. More than a year ago, we were excited to help spread the word about this project. It's even more gratifying to see the results of the pilot stage.

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