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PT Program 2023 - Registrations opening on 8th of May 2023 !

Dear PT Participant,

Our 2023 PT programme includes 22 processing and testing schemes. You can decide to participate in one or more schemes for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive years.

- DNA quantification and purity
- RNA quantification and purity
- RNA Integrity
- Cell Viability
- DNA integrity
- Tissue Histology
- CSF Aliquoting
- Viable PBMC isolation
- DNA extraction from whole blood
- DNA Extraction from FFPE Material
- DNA Extraction from Frozen Tissue
- DNA Extraction from Buffy Coat – NEW!
- Microbial DNA Extraction from Saliva
- Microbial DNA Extraction from Stool
- Cell Free DNA (cfDNA) Extraction from Whole Blood
- RNA extraction from whole blood
- RNA Extraction from FFPE Material
- Total RNA Extraction from Frozen Tissue
- RNA Extraction from Buffy Coat – NEW!
- Cell Free RNA (cfRNA) Extraction from Plasma
- Circulating Tumour Cells (CTC) Isolation and Detection
- Dual DNA/RNA Extraction from Frozen Tissue

Key dates to keep in mind:

May 2023 - Registration opens online
August 2023 - Registration closes
October 2023 - Standardised samples will be shipped to your location
November 2023 - Data submission deadline
March 2024 - Your report(s) will be sent electronically

For more information, please visit or drop us an email on

IBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg)
For Next Generation Healthcare

1, rue Louis Rech, L-3555 Dudelange, Luxembourg


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Information about the processing of personal data by LIH-IBBL in the context of the PT Programme can be found in the Data Protection Notice: Processing of Personal Data in the Scope of LIH-IBBL’s Proficiency Testing Program (