The perspective on standardisation and harmonisation: the viewpoint of the EASI president

J. Damoiseaux*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Standardisation of immuno-assays for autoantibodies is a major challenge. Although multiple organisations participate in the generation of internationally accepted standards, adequate standardisation of assays has not yet been achieved. Harmonisation may offer an alternative approach to better align requesting, testing, reporting and interpretation of autoimmune diagnostics. The European Autoimmunity Standardisation Initiative (EASI) was founded to facilitate both standardisation as well as harmonisation of autoantibody tests, but over the years the focus has drifted away from standardisation in favour of harmonisation. In the current paper the options for harmonisation are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Number of pages7
JournalAutoimmunity Highlights
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • american-college
  • antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies
  • autoantibody
  • classification criteria
  • gating policy
  • guidelines
  • harmonisation
  • international consensus
  • rheumatoid-factor
  • rheumatology/european league
  • standardisation
  • vasculitis
  • Standardisation
  • GUIDELINES
  • Autoantibody
  • AMERICAN-COLLEGE
  • GATING POLICY
  • VASCULITIS
  • RHEUMATOID-FACTOR
  • Harmonisation
  • INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS
  • ANTINEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODIES
  • RHEUMATOLOGY/EUROPEAN LEAGUE
  • CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA

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