Quality assurance programs in physician office laboratories.
The elements needed for a quality assurance program in physician office laboratories (POLs) are described.
Quality assurance encompasses preanalytic, analytic, and postanalytic variance control.
Preanalytic specimen handling is critical, and specific criteria for each test performed must be outlined in writing.
Test requisitions must be maintained for two years.
Procedure manuals should outline precise information in several areas that are critical to proper test performance.
Documentation of procedures must be performed, and test results must list « reference » and « normal » values.
Quality control procedures include internal and external processes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Assurance qualité, Bureau, Programme scientifique, Laboratoire, Médecin, Clinique, Législation, Performance programme, Contrôle qualité, Education
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Quality assurance, Office, Scientific program, Laboratory, Physician, Clinic, Legislation, Program performance, Quality control, Education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0193077
Code Inist : 002B30A04C. Création : 199406.