Quality Control for Analytical Materials used in Microbiology Laboratories

Duration 60 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW15C8921

  • Control Points
  • Critical Control Points
  • QC from purchase to disposal
  • Performance Criteria
  • Sterility
  • Productivity
  • Selectivity

Overview of the webinar

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
  • To develop appropriate QC Practices and acceptability criteria to evaluate the performance of analytical materials for laboratory use

 

Who should attend?

  • Microbiological Bench Analysts
  • QA Managers
  • Laboratory Managers/Supervisors 
  • QC Practitioners

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 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.

Faculty - Mr. Michael Brodsky

Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 47 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 Committee for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC Official Methods of Analysis and the AOAC Research Institute. He is a reviewer for Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and a chapter co-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.

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