Published by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA—The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute has published two clinical interference testing documents: Interference Testing in Clinical Chemistry, 3rd Edition (EP07-Ed3) and Supplemental Tables for Interference Testing in Clinical Chemistry, 1stEdition (EP37-Ed1). EP07 provides background information, guidance, and experimental procedures for investigating, identifying, and characterizing the effects of interferents on clinical chemistry test results. EP37 includes recommended testing concentrations for analytes and endogenous substances that may interfere in clinical chemistry measurement procedures and is intended for use with the evaluation procedures in EP07.
Robert J. McEnroe, PhD, Chairholder of the Document Development Committee on Interference Testing in Clinical Chemistry, said, “Team members from multiple disciplines worked together to significantly improve, clarify and standardize the process for interference testing. The new edition of EP07 enables the reader to carefully assess the source, direction, and magnitude of error in medical laboratory measurements. Whether you are a manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic measuring systems or a clinician responsible for ensuring that a measurement procedure is robust and specific enough to meet specific clinical requirements, these documents provide clear and concise guidance.”
For more information about EP07 and EP37, contact Patrick McGinn at firstname.lastname@example.org +1.484.588.5933.
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