NIH scored 100% in Polio virus Diagnostic Sequencing Proficiency Test (PT): WHO

The Regional Reference Laboratory for Poliomyelitis Eradication in the National Institute of Health (NIH), MoNHSR&C participated in an annual Polio virus Diagnostic Sequencing Proficiency Test (PT) administered by World Health Organization (WHO). The laboratory received a proficiency testing (PT) panel of unknown samples to evaluate proficiency in polio virus diagnostic.
According to the results, declared by WHO, NIH has scored 100% in Polio virus Diagnostic Sequencing Proficiency Test (PT) for the year 2019.
World Health Organization congratulated to NIH on the excellent and quality performance of the Regional Reference Laboratory for Poliomyelitis Eradication in the NIH that indicates the precision and accuracy level of the laboratory.
Executive Director of NIH, Maj.Gen. Aamer Ikram said that NIH is very committed in providing quality diagnostic facilities for public health and shall maintain its standards in laboratory diagnostics. Besides Laboratory support for the Polio eradication programs of Pakistan and Afghanistan, National Institute of Health has is also assisting other regional countries in use of latest techniques to detect the virus and also do its genetic analysis.

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