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Method Evaluation Protocols (WG-MEP)


The WG-MEP members at their inaugural meeting (L-R):
C. Markus (AU, member) S. Colli Lanzi (IFCC office), M. Tran (VN, member),
S. Bernardini (IT, ETD chair), R. Greaves (AU, WG co-chair), R. Zakaria (AU, member),
B. Cooke (AU, member), TP Loh (SG. WG co-chair)


Name Position Country Term Time in Office
R. Greaves Co-Chair AU 1st 2022 05 - 2024 12
TP Loh Co-Chair SG 1st 2022 05 - 2024 12
B. Cooke Member AU    
C. Markus Member AU    
M. Tran Member VN    
R. Zakaria Member AU    
CS Ho  Consultant CN    


Terms of Reference 

  • To review and summarise the literature and guidelines on method evaluation procedures used in clinical laboratories.
  • To provide high-level guidance and incorporate evidence-based procedures for method evaluation, taking into account the intended clinical application of the measurement procedure.
  • To engage key stakeholders on method evaluation procedures including and not limited to: IFCC members and clinical stakeholders.
  • To develop and disseminate educational resources for clinical stakeholders, to inform best practices for method evaluation protocols.



  1. Review and summarise the current guidelines used in laboratory medicine;
  2. Develop a white paper to concisely provide overarching guidance about this complex issue
  3. Guide IFCC member societies, laboratories and ET scientists on appropriate evaluation of new tests.



List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full or Affiliate Member Societies
Hassan Bayat Iranian Association of Clinical Laboratory Doctors (IACLD)
Massimo Pieri Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
Terumichi Nakagawa Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)
Nidal Alawneh Palestinian Medical Technology Association (PMTA)
Svetlana Ignjatović  Society of Medical Biochemists of Serbia (SMBS)
Hamit Hakan Alp Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Beatriz Varela Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)



Working Group Chairs contacts:

A/Prof. Ronda GREAVES
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Flemington Road 
Parkville - Victoria 3052 Australia
Dr Tze Ping LOH
Clinical Chemistry Division,
Department of Laboratory Medicine
National University Hospital - Singapore

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