External Quality Assurance Programme – Improved Patient Care through Excellent Laboratory Performance
‘Quality control is the most efficient tool
to cross check laboratory’s performance. Quality control programmes focus on
accuracy and precision of each parameter at micro level. Presently,
laboratories are heading towards External Quality Assurance (EQA) programme
followed by performing traditional internal QC checks.’
Clinical Laboratory’s quality management is based on quality efforts taken for improvement. With the expected boom in advanced technologies (from clinical tests methodologies to highly sophisticated instruments in IVD industry), maintaining quality standards is now more important than ever. To stay on the top, laboratories should follow stringent quality standards by performing External Quality Assurance (EQA) programme along with parallel QC. Ultimately, now EQA is considered as a new industry standard for Quality Control.
Bearing this in mind Transasia offers External Quality Assurance (EQA) programme i.e EMQAS (Erba Mannheim Quality Assurance System) which provides inter-laboratory comparison and peer group statistics. It enables the laboratory to monitor analyte’s performance by method and instrument specific peer group comparison.
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