Laboratory management: Quality assurance and inspection

Kristin M. Post, Liang Cheng

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It is essential for molecular pathology laboratories to be in a state of inspection readiness at all times. Thorough and complete documentation of each step conducted by the laboratory allows for inspectors to follow a specimen through all phases of testing. Assays must be validated by the performing laboratory before testing can begin on patient samples, and a comprehensive procedure must be available to testing personnel. A well-developed quality management plan ensures laboratory quality is monitored and corrective actions taken if thresholds set by laboratories are exceeded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Genetic Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781461448006
ISBN (Print)1461447992, 9781461447993
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Post, K. M., & Cheng, L. (2013). Laboratory management: Quality assurance and inspection. In Molecular Genetic Pathology: Second Edition (Vol. 9781461448006, pp. 1117-1128). Springer New York.