Daniel Larrimore wrote:
>> I am employed by a pharmaceutical company that does mainly contract
> work. We recently purchased a Vitek system for microbial
> identification. I was wondering if anyone else in the industry had any
> suggestions or what has been previously done as far as validation
> protocols for the system. Any help/suggestions would be greatly
>> Dan Larrimore
Vitek should have informed you of their recommendation on quality control
organisms. These ATCC typed microbes are supplied by various suppliers.
Each new lot of cards is tested for quality using the recommended
organisms for that particular card type (eg. GNI, GPI, etc...).We use
several different organisms per card type. I would consider valid results
from these QC runs as validation.