- YOUR OPINION - you can influence diagnostic test development and help fight antimicrobial resistance*
- MICROBIAL ISOLATES / ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE GENES - for evaluation and validation
- CLINICAL SPECIMENS - for evaluation and validation
- TARGET GENE finder - to find target genes
- COMPARISON TOOL - to compare POC tests
*Click here (for English version) to watch the "Join the Fight Against Resistant Bacteria" video.
*Click here (for Dutch version) to watch the "Join the Fight Against Resistant Bacteria" video.TEMPOtest-QC:
An Integrated Tool-Kit for the Clinical Evaluation of Microbial Detection and Antibiotic Susceptibility Point-of-Care Testing Technologies
The TEMPOtest-QC project will help fill the current gap between microbiological point-of-care testing
(POCT) technologies and the actual clinical need/uptake of testing protocols and kits that have been based upon these technologies. Presently, POCT methodologies are being adopted at a faster rate in other health-care related fields, for example clinical chemistry, than in microbiology. TEMPOtest-QC will be used to identify specific problems, opinions and issues related to the implementation of microbiological POCT within the European Union, and provide suggestions on how to increase microbiological POCT uptake within the EU member states. Further, to increase confidence in microbiological POCT technologies, a standard archive of bacterial isolates and accompanying software will be developed to encourage harmonisation and standardization for the development and quality control of microbiological POCT technologies within the POCT-developing industries, as well as within POCT end-user laboratories.
|The TEMPOtest-QC project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement no 241742|