Lyon Center for the Promotion of Biology and Quality Control
1 - HISTORY
ProBioQual was founded in 1972 by pharmacists from Lyon's hospitals specialized in clinical biology in order to consolidate and coordinate various initiatives aimed at promoting clinical biology.
ProBioQual is a non-profit association (French law 1901) registered with the Prefecture of Rhone county under No. W691066392.
It is directed by a board of directors of 10 members, an office composed of 4 members and animated by 28 volunteer expert biologists, scheme coordinators (Cf. Organization chart ).
A pioneer in the field of quality control of medical biology exams , ProBioQual has been offering for over 45 years Internal and External Quality control programs allowing to meet the requirements of standards NF EN ISO 15189 / ISO 22870 and French law.
2 – MULTIDISCIPLINARY QUALITY CONTROL SCHEMES
ProBioQual offers controls on more than 300 exams (analyzes) in Biochemistry, Immunology (Immunochemistry), Pharmaco -Toxicology, Hematology, Hemostasis, Serology, Bacteriology and Spermiology.
All computerized processing is performed using robust statistical methods in accordance with Algorithm A of standard ISO 13528 (Statistical methods for use in proficiency testing by interlaboratory comparison) and in compliance with the requirements of standard ISO 17043: 2010.
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3 - ASSISTANCE FOR STAFF EMPOWERMENT
ProBioQual has developed 2 staff empowerment assistance schemes ( HABI ).
These schemes allow to provide assistance for the habilitation of employees (biologist, technician, intern) for an initial qualification, maintenance of competence or inter-operator comparability in services to the evaluation manager (administrator):
The MBL remains responsible for the habilitation of its staff, ProBioQual leaves the laboratory to choose the criteria for the habilitation of its staff.
ProBioQual provides its expertise as an indication and offers an extraction of results of the people tested in the form of spreadsheets which can be used directly by the administrator.
4 – CONTINUING EDUCATION IN CLINICAL BIOLOGY
IMPORTANT: Our courses are available in French only.
ProBioQual is a training provider registered by the ANDPC under N ° 1747 and by professional education authorities under N ° 82 69 04 169 69.
In order to meet the requirements of Continuous Professional Development (CPD), ProBioQual has offered since its creation a Continuing Education in Clinical Biology for medical biologists and technicians in private and public medical biology laboratories.
These courses include training in all fields directly or indirectly related to clinical biology that clinical biologists have to deal with on a daily basis (bacteriology, biochemistry, hematology, immunology, virology, quality assurance, computer skills, instruments, regulations, etc.).
ProBioQual proposes two different training options:
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5 - PROBIOQUAL’S STRONG POINTS