The Australasian Society of Diagnostic Genomics (ASDG) offers a Quality Assessment Program in Clinical Cytogenetics. We invite participation from laboratories in Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

Our program evaluates laboratory performance for a wide range of cytogenetics samples and testing including:

The program assesses various aspects of the testing process including technical/image quality, results interpretation and written reports. Participants can choose from different modules that cover the relevant areas for their laboratory.

Laboratory analytical and interpretive competency is evaluated against national regulatory guidelines through the following components:

  1. Case and Image audit (Blood, Prenatal, Bone Marrow, including FISH).
  2. Laboratory performance data (e.g. success rates, reporting times etc).
  3. Proficiency testing: image analysis, chromosome microarray and FFPE FISH.

The ASDG QAP is an accredited Provider of Proficiency Testing and is compliant with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17043: Conformity assessment – General Requirements for Proficiency Testing.

For more information, please contact the Scheme Facilitator: asocqap@gmail.com

 

Committee Members:

Chair Angela Brown B.Sc, FHGSA
Previous Chair Dale Wright B.App.Sc, M.Sc, FHGSA, ARCPA
Scheme Facilitator Jillian Cross B.App.Sc, MHGSA
     
Assessors Sharon Bain B.Sc, FHGSA,ARCPA, M.Comm
  Natasha Buzzacott B.Sc (Hons), MAIMS, FHGSA, ARCPA
  Louise Carey B.App.Sc, FHGSA, ARCPA
  Karen Dun BSc (Hons), FHGSA
  Christopher Joy B.App.Sc, FHGSA, ARCPA
  Catherine McCarthy B.App.Sc, FHGSA
  Sarah Moore B.Sc (Hons), FHGSA, FFSc (RCPA)
  Fran O'Malley B.Sc (Hons), FHGSA, ARCPA
Microarray Assessors Nandini Adayapalam PhD, FHGSA
  Nicole Bain B.Biomed.Sc (Hons), FHGSA
  Mark Pertile PhD, FHGSA, ARCPA
  Greg Peters PhD, FHGSA, FFSc (RCPA)
Associate Assessors Elsa Parker B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc, PCCC
  Jane Watt B.Sc, Dip ACC
  Helen Wilkin B.Sc (Hons), M.Med.Sc, MHGSA