Quality assurance

CNR Toxoplasmosis

All the member laboratories of the CNR Toxoplasmosis seek quality assurance and all of them drafted their procedures according to the GBEA (French programme that has drafted Good Practices Guide for Medical Biology Analyses). Their accreditation process is currently underway according to ISO standard 15189 for molecular biology and serology.

The Coordinating Laboratory and the three Associate Laboratories are in the active phases of accreditation and have obtained quality guidelines under the responsibility of a Department Manager and a Quality Manager; they must undergo external quality evaluations, particularly for serological diagnosis of toxoplasmosis: CQN ANSM and European control (QCMD) for the molecular biological diagnosis of toxoplasmosis.

All of the CNR member laboratories participate in the national quality control for molecular biological diagnosis of toxoplasmosis (Molecular Biology Pole).

Biological Resource Centre Toxoplasma

BRC Toxoplasma has been certified according to the standard for Biological Resource Center NF S96-900 since 2010. This certification has been maintained in 2019.

Camila Rocaboy (BRC Quality Engineer) is in charge of the BRC quality management. The BRC has two locations (Reims and Limoges) which increases the security of sample storage.

Procedures are written for the reception, treatment, storage and disposal processes according to the standard, samples are shiped by a qualified carrier.

The BRC Toxoplasma belongs to the following networks: BBMRI-ERIC, Biobanques (INSERM),  FBRCMi, Club 3C-R and benefits from the IBiSA label.

With the close collaboration between the BRC Toxoplasma and the Strains Pole of the CNR Toxoplasmosis, the BRC’s quality process has a direct effect on the quality level of the CNR.