From IFCC an Information Guide on COVID-19 and a new Task Force
The IFCC prepared an Information Guide on COVID-19. with the aim to organize relevant available information on laboratory screening, testing protocols, diagnosis, and other general information on COVID-19 for laboratory professionals, including links to helpful resources and interim guidelines. The guide will be continually updated as new guidelines and literature become available.
To highlight also the new IFCC Task Force on COVID-19. The leading objectives of the Task Force encompass the provision of regular updates on epidemiology, pathogenesis and laboratory diagnostics of COVID-19, the development of practical recommendations for harmonizing the use of diagnostic tests for COVID-19 and biosafety measures for managing the specimens, as well as the organization of international studies to improve the knowledge on pathogenesis, diagnostics and therapeutic management of COVID-19. The Task Force will see also the representation of IFCC Regional Federations among its members.