Presentations - 2017

NRL Blood Screening Nucleic Acid EQAS, 2015-2016: How is it trending?

Taqi R, Cabuang L, Best S
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
Presented at The 28th Regional Congress of the ISBT, Guangzhou, China, 25-28 November 2017


Pilot of Laboratory Capacity Survey and Self Assessment Tool Used to Support the Establishment of a Regional Network of Hepatitis Reference Laboratories

Suellen Nicholson1, Margaret Littlejohn1, Dr Ganbold Sarangua2, Ben Cowie3, Wayne Dimech4
1. WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for Hepatitis B Virus, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Peter Doherty Institute for Immunity and Infection, Victoria, Australia
2. National Center for Communicable Diseases, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
3. WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, VIDRL, Peter Doherty Institute for Immunity and Infection, Victoria, Australia
4. WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnostics and Laboratory Support for HIV and AIDS and Other Blood-borne Infections, National Reference Laboratory, Victoria, Australia
Presented at World Hepatitis Summit 2017, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 3 November 2017

Validation of the DiaSorin LIAISON XL HBsAg Quant CLIA for use with Cadaver Plasma

Best S1, Arvanitis L1, Arachchi N1, Jalota S2

1. NRL, Melbourne, Australia
2. School of Science, RMIT University, Australia

Presented at the 20th Annual meeting of the ESCV 2017, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 13-16 September 2017

Standardization status of current rubella assays: discrepancies, clinical implications

Dimech W
NRL, Melbourne, Australia
WHO Consultation on the WHO International Standard for anti-rubella
Presented at WHO Geneva, 30 June 2017


Comparison of Cytomegalovirus DNA Viral Loads Expressed in Copies per Millilitre and International Units per Millilitre Reported from Participants of Three External Quality Assurance Schemes

Dimech W1, Cabuang L1, Grunert H2, Lindig V3, James V4, Senechal B4, Vincini G1, Zeichhardt H3
1 NRL, 2
Presented at SoGATS/SID 2017; London, 26-28 June 2017