The aim of the OIE procedure for registration of diagnostic kits is to produce a register of recognised diagnostic kits for OIE Member Countries and for kit manufacturers.
OIE Member Countries need diagnostic kits that are known to be validated according to OIE criteria in order to improve the quality of kits, to ensure that the kits can be used to correctly establish animal disease status and to enhance confidence in kits.
This process of producing a register of recognised diagnostic kits will provide greater transparency and clarity of the validation process.
It will also provide means for recognising those manufacturers that produce validated and certified test methods in kit format.
In order to render the process transparent, all results of this registration procedure by the OIE will be included in detailed form on the OIE web site.