Before applying for MicroVal certification, the test kit manufacturer must ensure that the alternative test is ready for production (and thus validation and certification). The scope and procedure must be defined before starting the certifcation procedure.
The certification procedure consists of several steps:
In addition to test kits within the scope of ISO16140-2, MicroVal is also able to work on other types of test kit. Decisions on this is made on a case by case basis depending on the expert knowledge held within MicroVal committees and the ability to obtain advice from other acknowledged experts in particular microorganisms, analytes, foods or technologies.
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