Comprehensive Qualification Services from Illumina
Illumina Performance Qualification (PQ) services carry out numerous experiments for each system to ensure critical components are tested and validated, have cut-off metrics, and to confirm these metrics show the system is operating in accordance with specifications.
Our PQ service follows a comprehensive, well-defined protocol to verify the system functions according to pre-set and validated performance specifications. We update the PQ protocol following each instrument hardware and software release, ensuring your laboratory receives the most up-to-date service. Critical aspects of the PQ include a PhiX data run with projected yield total and data quality.
As regulatory guidelines continue to evolve and increase in stringency, laboratories need well-documented system qualification protocols for compliance. Performed by Illumina-trained and -certified engineers, PQ helps research and diagnostic genomic laboratories meet regulatory guidelines:
- Provides an audit-ready signed PQ report
- Verifies Illumina sequencers are performing according to manufacturer specifications, following a successful PhiX run
- Helps establish instrument log files for change control
- Provides engineer training and tool calibration certificates (upon customer request)