Advancing Precision Pathology through staining consistency

Monitor and document staining consistency using AI on standardized, validated test materials over time, complementing EQA-led proficiency testing.

Advancing Precision Pathology through staining consistency

The standardization challenge

Standardization is a challenge in tissue diagnostics. Sources of error accumulate across the entire workflow.

A study found that up to 30% of slides are incorrectly stained, which can potentially reduce the diagnostic and prognostic performance.

Reference: Vyberg, M. & Nielsen, S. Proficiency testing in immunohistochemistry-experiences from Nordic Immunohistochemical Quality Control
(NordiQC) 2016.

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Limitations with external proficiency testing

External quality assessment is essential in diagnostic pathology. However, published data from NordiQC shows that over 30% of labs fail proficiency testing. A key limitation of EQA-led proficiency is low frequency. Assessments for important predictive biomarkers happen a few times a year at most and only provide a snapshot of performance at the time of testing.

Cloud-based solution that combines powerful AI technology with cell-line controls

Cloud-based solution that combines powerful AI technology with cell-line controls

Learn how UK NEQAS used Qualitopix

See how a UK based external quality assessment service used Qualitopix to mitigate several of the most time consuming and costly steps and improve both their capacity and the quality of feedback, to the benefit of our participants.

What our customers say

Thanks to Qualitopix, we can check the consistency of these important stainings continuously and can be fully confident that our assessments are correct.”

Tri Q. Nguyen, MD PhD, pathologist at UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

“Thanks to the feedback we got, we were able to stabilize important markers like HER2 and PD-L1, and could solve some issues with our stainers.”

Sven van Kempen, Histotech at UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

"The upload is easy and the graphic visualization of staining variation in our lab has aided us in identifying problem areas. We have been happy with this addition to our lab’s quality assurance."

Kristina Lystlund Lauridsen, Research Bioanalyst and Project Coordinator at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

"With access to the technology offered by Qualitopix, we will be able to mitigate several of the most time consuming and costly steps and improve both our capacity and the quality of feedback, to the benefit of our participants."

Andrew Dodson, Director, UK NEQAS

"Whoever managed to get this project up to this point needs a big round of applause. This is where the industry needs to go."

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