HIV Drug Resistance Training Module 17 Laboratory Staff Experience and Training
Objective • Identify strategies for ensuring you have the best people and then preparing those people to do their best.
personnel What qualifications should lab personnel in a genotyping lab have? What type of training is recommended for genotyping personnel?
Personnel Human resource planning Hiring Retention Training Supervision Performance management
Laboratory Personnel: Training/Proficiency Genotyping Technique Training
Laboratory Personnel: Training/Proficiency • Annual re-certification recommended for all personnel • Blinded panel of known samples • May be same as EQA proficiency testing Photo: http://www.afrims.org/trainings.html
Laboratory Personnel: Supervision • Base-calling involving mixtures – always have second person review edits • In-process controls when results are unclear • Sample identity questions • Assessment of quality indicators (e.g. phylogenetic trees, number of mixtures, etc.) Photo: http://www.afrims.org/trainings.html
Discussion • What qualifications should lab personnel in a genotyping lab have? • What type of training is recommended for genotyping personnel?
Reflection • What will our minimum and desired qualification be? • What systems will we put in place to make sure our staff are adequately prepared to do genotyping? • Training • Proficiency testing • Supervision