How is the reliability and reproducibility of artus kits determined?
FAQ ID -1379

QIAGEN participates regularly in a series of inter-laboratory external quality control assessment (EQA) studies organized by the Quality Control for Molecular Diagnostics (QCMD, Glasgow, UK), Institut für Standardisierung und Dokumentation im medizinischen Laboratorium (INSTAND, Düsseldof, Germany) and other organizations.

These studies involve the extraction and artus-detection of pathogen-specific DNA or RNA of unknown concentration from blind samples. The results of participation in such EQA programs ensures the reliability and reproducibility of the artus detection systems.