HIV Drug Resistance Training Module 2: The WHO Lab Network Topics Purpose and Goals of the WHO HIVDR Lab Network Structure of the Network Standards and Accreditation Objectives Describe the purpose and goals of the WHO laboratory network. Describe the structure of the network.
The WHO Lab Network
Why is there a need for a lab network?
What can we accomplish through a HIVDR network?
What are the different types of labs in the network?
What are the roles and responsibilities of specialized labs, regional labs, and national labs?
National strategy for the collection, handling, storage, and shipment of HIVDR surveillance and monitoring specimens
What standards has WHO set for HIVDR labs in the network?
How does a lab become accredited?
National strategy for HIVDR prevention, surveillance and monitoring in place
Minimal infrastructure for HIVDR genotyping
Pass a WHO recognized Proficiency Panel Test within one year of assessmentAccreditation for National HIVDR Laboratories: Mandatory Criteria
Each lab must attain a score of 85 points to be accredited
(< 2 years)
Only after consideration by advisory group