Thursday, 18 February 2021

New standard coming for coronavirus testing


 

The future technical specification ISO/TS 5798, Quality practice for detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by nucleic acid amplification methods, will detail considerations for the design, development, verification, validation and implementation of analytical tests for detecting SARS-CoV-2 using nucleic acid amplification methods. It will include pre-examination and examination process steps for respiratory tract specimens as well as their relevant parameters.


 

The test standard will be for laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. This is the international reference for laboratories carrying out calibration and testing activities around the world.

 

See: ISO/AWI TS 5798 Quality Practice for detection of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by nucleic acid amplification methods

 

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology Resources (http://www.pharmamicroresources.com/)

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