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Webinar: Assessing Laboratory Performance for Next Generation Sequencing Based Detection of Germline Variants through Proficiency Testing

September 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Participation in proficiency testing (PT) is a required external quality assurance activity for laboratories that are CLIA certified. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) provides a diversity of PT programs administered globally. This presentation will focus on the development and implementation of two PT programs by CAP for laboratories utilizing next generation sequencing (NGS) based diagnostic assays for the detection of germline variants. The first program uses DNA samples and is designed as a method-based PT to assess a laboratory’s total analytical NGS processes. The second program, new and designed for laboratories performing exome sequencing for undiagnosed disorders, uses an in silico sequence data file approach to assess laboratory bioinformatics and causative variant identification processes. The elements of these two programs, along with laboratory results from the method-based PT program, will be presented.”


September 27, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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