Randox Quality Control releases new educational guides

This new 5-part series of educational guides from Randox Quality Control explains how to improve laboratory performance through quality control.
It is easy for laboratories to get caught up in an abundance of QC statistics and forget the fundamental reason why QC exists in the first instance. QC is about detecting errors and ensuring that the results produced are accurate and reliable. With 70% of all medical decisions based on laboratory results, clinical lab specialists are not examining statistics, but real patients, real results and real lives. These five guides are individually titled as follows:
Designing an appropriate QC procedure for your lab – An effective QC strategy is not as complicated as one might think. It is vitally important that each and every laboratory has a well-designed QC procedure in place.
Troubleshooting QC errors – One analyte has been flagged as “out-of-control”, what is to be done next?
How often is Right for QC? – It is widely accepted that laboratories should perform QC at least every day of patient testing. However, is this adequate for every assay and for every laboratory?
Which QC is the Right QC? – When running internal QC, laboratories need to be assured of the accuracy of the results produced and, to ensure this, have confidence in the QC materials used.
The role of EQA in QC – External Quality Assessment plays an essential role in assuring laboratory quality by facilitating inter-laboratory performance comparison and enabling assessment of the complete testing process.
These guides are available as PDF documents on:www.slideshare.net/Acusera