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 to meet 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.
Why You Should Attend:
- 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
- To develop appropriate QC Practices and acceptability criteria to evaluate the performance of analytical materials for laboratory use
Areas Covered in the Session :
- Control Points
- Critical Control Points
- QC from purchase to disposal
- Performance Criteria
Who Should Attend:
- Microbiological Bench Analysts
- QA Managers
- Laboratory Managers/Supervisors
- QC Practitioners
Course Director: MICHAEL BRODSKY
Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 42 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association, The International Association for Food Protection and AOAC International.
He serves as co-Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Panel 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 Wastewater 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 vice-chair of the CALA Board of Directors.