The Complexity of Infectious Disease Testing

Program Date: 27 October 2021
Publication Date: 31 March 2022
Continuing Education Units: Hours: 1.0

Lecture Description:

In this lecture, Wayne Dimech of the NRL Australia will present on the complexity of infectious disease testing from its history to how assay design can influence results.

Lecture Objectives:

• Review the history of infectious disease testing and its evolution into automated laboratories. 
• Differentiate between clinical chemistry and infectious disease serology. 
• Explain how assay design influences the results of infectious disease serology standardization and control.
  • Run Time: 42

Lecture Instructor Bio(s)

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Wayne Dimech, MBA, BApp Sci

Scientific and Business Relations Manager 
National Serology Reference Laboratory 
Melbourne, Australia
Wayne Dimech is a Scientific and Business Relations Manager for the National Serology Reference Laboratory, a WHO Collaborating Centre. Mr Dimech obtained a B.App. Sci; and an MBA. He is a fellow from the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists and the Faculty of Science (Research) of the Royal College of Pathologists Australia. He is a recognized expert in infectious disease serology and laboratory quality.

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