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Guidelines for Mobile Laboratories for Molecular Diagnostic Testing of COVID-19

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Issue Date
2022-09
Publisher
대한진단검사의학회
Citation
Annals of Laboratory Medicine, Vol.42 No.5, pp.507-514
Abstract
With the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the need for rapid testing and diagnosis and consequently, the demand for mobile laboratories have increased. Despite this need, there are no clear guidelines for the operation, maintenance, or quality control of mobile laboratories. We provide guidelines for the operation, management, and quality control of mobile laboratories, and specifically for the implementation and execution of COVID-19 molecular diagnostic testing. These practical guidelines are primarily based on expert opinions and a laboratory accreditation inspection checklist. The scope of these guidelines includes the facility, preoperative evaluation, PCR testing, internal and external quality control, sample handling, reporting, laboratory personnel, biosafety level, and laboratory safety management. These guidelines are useful for the maintenance and operation of mobile laboratories not only in normal circumstances but also during public health crises and emergencies.
ISSN
2234-3806
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/182584
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