Management of complex quality control (QC) data is essential to insure high quality patient care and maintain regulatory compliance within clinical laboratories. Robust software solutions for management of QC data exist for clinical chemistry applications but are scarce in molecular diagnostics. This session will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore solutions offered by Bio-Rad Unity for the management of QC data generated in qualitative and quantitative molecular diagnostics assays. Practical examples of the storage, review, and management of QC data generated using Abbott’s HIV-1 viral load assay will be demonstrated.
1. Outline current challenges in management of molecular quality control data
2. Discuss solutions for QC data management available with Bio-Rad Unity
3. Describe characteristics of Bio-Rad and other third-party external controls in HIV-1 viral load assays