Summary: Bio-Rad Laboratories will showcase its quality control solutions at the ADLM in Chicago, including a workshop on adapting lab practices to new CLIA 2024 specifications.

Three takeaways:

  1. Workshop Focus: The workshop will educate attendees on adjusting lab practices to meet new CLIA 2024 quality specifications, emphasizing the impact on workflow processes and the importance of revising risk assessments.
  2. Expert Panel: The event features notable experts including James H. Nichols and Lorin Bachmann, who will contribute insights on clinical chemistry and quality control troubleshooting.
  3. Product Exhibits: Bio-Rad’s booth (#2319) will highlight a range of QC products, from infectious disease controls to Unity Next Peer QC data management solutions, demonstrating their commitment to advancing laboratory standards and efficiency.

Bio-Rad Laboratories, a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, has announced it will present an array of quality control-related offerings at this year’s Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM) (formerly AACC) in Chicago on July 28-August 1.

Among its offerings to attendees, Bio-Rad will present an industry workshop event, “Embracing New Quality Specifications: Adjusting Lab Practices – CLIA 2024 and Beyond.”

The workshop, which will be held Wednesday, July 31 from 7:00a.m. to 8:30a.m. at the ​​Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, in the Grant Park CD Room, is designed to provide attendees with a key understanding of the implications of changing quality specifications using the new CLIA 2024 Proficiency Testing (PT) limits as an example. 

This workshop will start with an overview of how the changes in the quality specifications will affect existing QC workflow processes and then address the critical steps in QC troubleshooting, the necessity of revising risk assessment with new quality specifications and the value of Unity for preparing for CLIA 2024 PT.

Lab professionals can earn P.A.C.E. credits at the workshop. The discussion will include panel participation from James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FADLM, medical director, Clinical Chemistry and POCT, professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Lorin Bachmann, PhD, DABCC; co-director, Clinical Chemistry, VCU Health System; and John Yundt-Pacheco, MSCS, principal scientist, sr, Bio-Rad Laboratories.

On the exhibition floor, Bio-Rad Laboratories’ booth (#2319) will feature an assortment of displays and demonstrations of its leading QC products, such as infectious disease molecular controls & standards; the family of InteliQ load-and-go controls; and Unity Next Peer QC data management solutions.