Harmonisation of Autoimmune tests

Date: 24th September 2019 at 18:00 CET
Speaker: Joanna Sheldon (UK)    Moderator: Tommaso Trenti (IT)
The importance of standardisation is only just being realised and addressed in autoantibody measurements. Considering all complexities, it is unsurprising that there is marked variation in autoantibody concentrations measured with different methods.  The introduction of certified reference material (CRM) will be the essential first step in standardisation of autoantibody testing and although it does not solve every issue, it should give us a point of reference to identify the other components of the methods that need to be harmonised before we can have comparability in autoantibody results.