FAO tool for laboratory assessments FAO Lab Mapping

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FAO tool for laboratory assessments FAO Lab Mapping tool LMT

FAO tool for laboratory assessments FAO Lab Mapping tool LMT

Profiling laboratory capacity Lab capacity mapping is an essential basis for laboratories: ü to

Profiling laboratory capacity Lab capacity mapping is an essential basis for laboratories: ü to assess their own functionality and identify their priorities and gaps ü provide a baseline of laboratory status, help setting objectives and monitor progress over time ü generating reliable and accurate data to support the development of strong animal disease prevention and control systems

The FAO LMT To aid in laboratory assessment and determine strengths and gaps in

The FAO LMT To aid in laboratory assessment and determine strengths and gaps in laboratory functionality To allow the generation of a laboratory profile that “maps’’ all key elements for an operational laboratory It can also be used to establish a baseline for laboratory status prior to an intervention

The FAO LMT § Standardized questionnaire for data to be captured either by external

The FAO LMT § Standardized questionnaire for data to be captured either by external evaluators or through self-assessment § To (self)- assess laboratory functionality in a systematic and semi-quantitative manner § To allow the generation of a laboratory profile that “maps’’ all key elements for an operational laboratory § General LMT (core) can be expanded through specific modules, such as LMT Safety module, LMT AMR module (part of ATLASS tool), LMT QA module, LMT disease specific modules (eg Avian influenza)

The core LMT allows to assess 5 areas : QA & biosafety/ biosecurity General

The core LMT allows to assess 5 areas : QA & biosafety/ biosecurity General laboratory profile Laboratory performance Laboratory collaboration and networking Infrastructure, equipment & supplies Within these five areas, 17 categories and 108 subcategories have been selected.

Scores (1 to 4) of three different assessments A, B and Current can be

Scores (1 to 4) of three different assessments A, B and Current can be included simutanously in the questionnaire For each of the 108 subcategories, one out of four options can be selected Scores for the 5 areas, the 17 LMT categories and an overall score will be automatically calculated and graphics generated in the ‘’Summary’’

Results for the 17 sub categories • Scoring based on the optimal situation: 100%

Results for the 17 sub categories • Scoring based on the optimal situation: 100% being the ideal laboratory. • Number in each cell = achieved percentage compared to the optimum

Outcomes of the LMT used for individual lab Laboratory ‘’X‘’ gaps and strengths in

Outcomes of the LMT used for individual lab Laboratory ‘’X‘’ gaps and strengths in June 2015 Strengths Gaps 1. 2. Staff security/Health Quality assurance 1. 2. Basic supply Organization 3. Sample accession 3. Staff skills and availability 4. Laboratory collaboration 4. Biosafety/Biosecurity 5. Available technology 5. Equipment By using the LMT for lab assessment, each lab can determine its gaps and strengths and define priorities for corrective actions on gaps measured: LMT can be used as a lab management tool

LMT Core results –Regional overview • 13 countries- 16 labs • Assessment missions between

LMT Core results –Regional overview • 13 countries- 16 labs • Assessment missions between July 2016 and January 2017