Belgian recommendations for analytical verification and validation of immunohistochemical tests in laboratories of anatomic pathology

Last updated on 6-12-2023 by Hannelien Verbeke

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H. Verbeke


Analytical verification and validation of immunohistochemical tests and their equipment are common practice for today’s anatomic pathology laboratories. Few references or guidelines are available on how this should be performed. The study of Sciensano (the Belgian national competent authority regarding licensing of medical laboratories) performed in 2016, demonstrated a significant inter laboratory variation in validation procedures of immunohistochemical tests among Belgian laboratories. These results suggests the unavailability of practical information upon the approach to verification an…

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