To develop appropriate Quality Control Practices and acceptability criteria to evaluate the performance of analytical materials for laboratory use.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will learn:
To understand intrinsic and extrinsic factors which can affect the performance of culture media, test kits, reagents and other analytical materials
To identify Control Points (CP) and Critical Control Points (CCP) in media quality assessment
Why should you Attend:Many laboratories are unsure about which QC practices are needed and what criteria to use to assess the acceptability of the performance of analytical materials, to meet not only their requirements, but also the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. During this webinar, we will discuss a practical QC approach for in-house prepared and/or commercially purchased media, test kits and reagents specifically applicable to microbiology laboratories.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Critical Control Points
QC from purchase to disposal
Who Will Benefit:
Microbiological bench analysts
Michael Brodskyhas been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 41 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association and AOAC International. He serves as Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC OMA and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Method for the Examination of Water and as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology. He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and is a member of the Board of Directors.