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DIABETES AUTOANTIBODY STANDARDIZATION PROGRAMS: PROFICIENCY TESTING 1ST ROUND

FINAL CALL

The samples to be included in the first round of the new format proficiency testing are now ready for circulation. These include 100 samples from patients with newly diagnosed diabetes and controls. An aliquot of the WHO/JDF standard for islet autoantibodies will also be circulated with diluent serum for contruction of a standard curve.

Assays:

The proficiency testing will include assays for autoantibodies to GAD, IA-2/ICA512 and insulin

Registration fees:

  • Normal participation (non-profit making institutions) - US $150
  • Participants who have submitted patient sera - Free
  • Commercial participants - US $1000

Dates:

  • Registration deadline - September 22nd 2000
  • Deadline for return of results - November 15th 2000
  • The analysis of results will be presented at the 5th IDS congress in Chennai - February 2001

If you have not already registered for the proficiency you need to do so immediately.

To Register, click here

Please contact Polly Bingley () for further information.