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Proficiency Testing in Mycobacteriology (Coordinator: candidates are considered)

click here to read the paper Noordhoek G.T., van Embden J.D.A., Kolk A.H.J. Reliability of nucleic acid amplification for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: an international collaborative quality control study among 30 laboratories. J.Clin.Microbiol. 34:2522-2525, 1996.

click here to read the paper Noordhoek G.T., Mulder S., Wallace P., van Loon A.M. Multicenter quality control study for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in clinical samples by nucleic amplification methods. Clin.Microbiol.Infect. 10:295-301, 2004.

click here to read the paper Schewe C., Goldmann T., Brosser M., Zink A., Schluns K., Pahl S., Ulrichs T., Kaufmann S.H., Nerlich A., Baretton G.B., Dietel M., Vollmer E., Petersen I. Inter-laboratory validation of PCR-based detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues. Virchows Arch. 447:573-585, 2005.

click here to read the paper Quality Control on Molecular Diagnostics, Glasgow, UK. Reports on yearly QCMD Profiency Programmes.