Almost 200 additional expert networks, centres and participants
“ Genetic Testing in Europe
Network for test development, harmonization, validation and standardization of services”
“ Quality is the overall common denominator”
structure, harmonize and improve the overall quality of medical genetic testing services
EuroGentest Network of Excellence Project 2005 EU Contract no. FP6-512148 www.eurogentest.org Jean-Jacques Cassiman, Leuven
Unit 1: Quality Management and Accreditation To measurably improve the quality of management and provision of genetic testing services for the benefit of the patients. Laboratory accreditation considered to be the norm. WP1.5 Biochemical EQA WP1.4 Cytogenetics EQA WP1.3 Molecular EQA WP1.9 QM of EQA schemes Laboratory Quality Management and Accreditation Quality management Dequeker, Morris EQA Schemes Reference systems & procedures Validation of diagnostic tests WP1.8 Workshops WP1.2 QAu database WP1.6 Reference materials WP1.7 Diagnostic validation
Testing for rare/technically demanding disorders
How can you find a quality testing laboratory performing a particular test that is not available locally?
How can you select, for any particular diagnostic test, a laboratory with a strong quality system?
which are accredited?
which participate regularly in external quality assessment (EQA) schemes?
Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the EEA unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.