Quidel Sofia 2 Instrument Certification Course

Welcome to the comprehensive certification course for the Quidel Sofia 2 Instrument, designed to equip healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively operate and interpret results from this advanced diagnostic tool.


The Quidel Sofia 2 is a next-generation fluorescent immunoassay analyzer used widely in clinics, hospitals, and laboratories to provide rapid, accurate diagnostic results for a variety of infectious diseases, including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), strep A, and COVID-19. Our certification course ensures that participants are fully prepared to utilize this instrument to its fullest potential, enhancing patient care and operational efficiency.

Course Objectives

By the end of this certification course, participants will:

  1. Understand the Operational Principles: Learn the foundational mechanics of the Sofia 2 instrument, including its fluorescent technology and how it detects and measures analytes in samples.

  2. Master Sample Collection and Preparation: Gain hands-on experience in the proper techniques for collecting and preparing samples to ensure the accuracy and reliability of test results.

  3. Navigate the Sofia 2 Interface: Become proficient in using the instrument's user interface, including setting up tests, managing patient data, and interpreting and exporting results.

  4. Troubleshooting and Maintenance: Acquire skills to troubleshoot common issues and perform routine maintenance to keep the Sofia 2 operating optimally.

  5. Compliance and Best Practices: Understand the regulatory requirements and best practices for using the Sofia 2 in a clinical setting, ensuring compliance with health and safety standards.

Course Format

This is a blended learning course that combines online instructional materials with hands-on practical sessions. The course spans two days and includes:

  • Interactive Online Modules: Self-paced learning through videos, quizzes, and simulations to build foundational knowledge.

  • Assessment and Certification: A final assessment to test your understanding and skills, leading to a recognized certification upon successful completion.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for:

  • Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists

  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

  • Physicians and Physician Assistants

  • Any healthcare professional responsible for conducting or interpreting diagnostic tests

Benefits of Certification

Participants who complete the Quidel Sofia 2 Instrument Certification Course will:

  • Enhance their diagnostic accuracy and efficiency.

  • Improve patient outcomes by providing timely and reliable test results.

  • Increase their professional value with a recognized certification.

  • Be prepared to manage and resolve operational challenges effectively.

Enroll Today

Take the next step in advancing your career and improving your clinical practice. Enroll in the Quidel Sofia 2 Instrument Certification Course today and unlock the full potential of this powerful diagnostic tool.