Practical guide for identifying unmet clinical needs for biomarkers.
AuthorsMonaghan, Phillip J
St John, A
AffiliationThe Christie Pathology Partnership, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
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AbstractThe development and evaluation of novel biomarkers and testing strategies requires a close examination of existing clinical pathways, including mapping of current pathways and identifying areas of unmet need. This approach enables early recognition of analytical and clinical performance criteria to guide evaluation studies, in a cyclical and iterative manner, all the time keeping the clinical pathway and patient health outcomes as the key drivers in the process. The Test Evaluation Working Group of the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM TE-WG) https://www.eflm.eu/site/page/a/1158 has published a conceptual framework of the test evaluation cycle which is driven by the clinical pathway, inherent to which is the test purpose and role within the pathway that are defined by clinical need. To supplement this framework, the EFLM TE-WG has also published an interactive checklist for identifying unmet clinical needs for new biomarkers; a practical tool that laboratories, clinicians, researchers and industry can equally use in a consistent manner when new tests are developed and before they are released to the market. It is hoped that these practical tools will provide consistent and appropriate terminology in this diverse field and offer a platform that facilitates greater consultation and collaboration between all stakeholders. The checklist should assist the work of all colleagues involved in the discovery of novel biomarkers and implementation of new medical tests. The tool is aligned with the IOM recommendations and the FDA and CE regulating body's requirements.
CitationPractical guide for identifying unmet clinical needs for biomarkers. 2018, 29 (2): 129-137 EJIFCC
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