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Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)

Published in Association with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM)

Editor-in-Chief: Plebani, Mario

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External Quality Assessment of Molecular Biology-Based Methods Used in Laboratories of Clinical Chemistry and Human Genetics

Andreas Braun / Thomas Deufel / Wolf-Jochen Geilenkeuser / Michael Neumaier / Gerhard Röhle / Adelbert Roscher / Christoph Wagener

Citation Information: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. Volume 36, Issue 4, Pages 231–234, ISSN (Print) 1434-6621, DOI: 10.1515/CCLM.1998.039, June 2005

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Published Online:
2005-06-01

Abstract

The Reference Institute of Bioanalysis of the German Society of Clinical Chemistry has performed the first external assessment of molecular genetics methods used in medical diagnosis. The following procedures were tested: (I) DNA preparation from whole blood, (II) PCR amplification using “standard” primers, and (III) submarine agarose gel electrophoresis. Out of 50 participants, 45 returned samples for evaluation.

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