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Quality Assurance for Rapid Tests

E-Learning Courses for Quality Assurance

HOW TO ACCESS COURSES

1. Course link will take you to the G/3 learning platform

2. Make an account

3. Accept the new user registration agreement

4. Click the course catalogue

5. Courses are in the Diagnostics folder and open for enrollment

Quality Assurance for Surveillance Testing

Description: This course teaches the importance of robust quality assurance (QA) programs for surveillance testing and covers the components of an effective QA program.

Objectives: This course will familiarize you with:

  • Key terminology—lot testing, QA, quality control (QC), and quality assessment
  • The rationale for QA for surveillance testing
  • Benefits of QA implementation
  • Components of an ideal QA program

Who should use this course:

  • Diagnostic test technicians
  • Surveillance testing program managers
  • Researchers interested in using or developing QA programs for surveillance testing
  • Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of QA procedures in a surveillance setting

Duration: 30 minutes.

Quality Assurance for Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis rapid tests

Description: PATH developed a comprehensive QA program for the SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis rapid tests. This e-learning course provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement the QA program as part of surveillance for these diseases. Course modules can be completed independently or as part of a cascade training.

Objectives:

  • Understand and describe the importance of a robust quality assurance program for rapid tests like the SD BIOLINE tests
  • Learn how to perform SD BIOLINE onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis rapid tests and train others on the procedure
  • Become familiar with the purpose and process for running the training, proficiency, quality control and quality assurance panels specifically designed for SD BIOLINE tests
  • Learn to implement a robust quality assurance program for SD BIOLINE tests using resources (instructions, videos, data forms) developed by PATH

Who should use this course:

- Technicians and program managers using the SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis and Lymphatic Filariasis IgG4 biplex test, SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis IgG4 monoplex test, and/or Lymphatic Filariasis IgG4 monoplex test.

Duration: 95 minutes.

The course is divided into five parts:

  • Module 1 | QA Program Introduction [15 minutes]
  • Module 2 | The QA Panel [15 minutes]
  • Module 3 | The Training Panel & Proficiency Panel [20 minutes]
  • Module 4 | Daily QC [15 minutes]
  • Module 5 | Preparing for Field Use and Best Practices for Implementing the QA Program [30 minutes]