Learn more about QC for your infectious disease testing
35 minute presentation, 10 minute Q&A – 45 minutes total
About the webinar
Molecular diagnostics has rapidly become one of the leading technologies for infectious disease testing around the world. These technologies allow for rapid detection, greater sensitivity, and more accurate diagnoses. For these reasons, it is imperative that laboratories administer a well-defined quality assessment of their tests to ensure the best possible patient outcomes. Implementation of full-process, external quality controls (QC) can assess the integrity of the entire test system to ensure the consistency of the produced and reported results by the molecular laboratory.
Whether you are using an In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) or laboratory developed test, you need a quality control that will provide consistent, correct results every time. ZeptoMetrix offers a wide range of QC materials that, when used on a regular basis, help monitor testing performance and provide additional confidence in the quality and reliability of molecular and clinical laboratory operations.
This webinar will help you to better understand QC for infectious disease testing. We will discuss the basic principles and practices of using QC materials in laboratories. From there, we will explore the types of molecular tests you might be using and delve into the benefits of using third-party quality controls. You will also get a glimpse into ZeptoMetrix NATtrol™ molecular quality control development and how the company is leading efforts on QC for SARS-CoV-2 testing.
What you will learn in this webinar
-The role QC materials play in laboratory testing
-The advantages of using third-party QC and the risks associated with a lack of QC
-How to get more confidence in your test results
-How to ensure consistency of SARS-CoV-2 test results
About the presenter
Jessica VanAllen, PhD, Lead Technical Support Specialist, ZeptoMetrix®
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Nazareth College and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester. She joined ZeptoMetrix’s molecular department in 2012 as a Senior Molecular Biologist, then became the manager of QC for the department. In these roles, she focused on all aspects of NATtrol™ molecular quality control development including manufacturing, working with assay developers to design and develop new products, data collection and analysis, and QC testing and stability testing. More recently, she has taken a role in the sales and marketing department as the lead technical support specialist, incorporating her experience and expertise to better serve customers around the world.