External Quality Assessment (EQA) is an essential aspect of any laboratory operation. It allows a laboratory to compare their performance to that of other labs around the world utilising the same methods and instruments – but, how often should EQA be run?
The more frequent an EQA scheme can be run the better chance a laboratory has of being able to detect any errors sooner. This will allow any necessary corrective actions to be taken, ultimately causing minimal disruption to the lab and reducing the need for expensive retests. Many EQA schemes operate very infrequently with testing events only 2 or 3 times per year! Conversely RIQAS delivers a choice of bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting options* all designed to assist in the early identification of laboratory errors.
Comprising over 360 routine and esoteric parameters in 32 comprehensive and flexible EQA programmes, RIQAS is designed to cover most areas of clinical testing reducing the number of individual programmes required. Each programme benefits from frequent analysis, user-friendly reports and clinically relevant concentrations enabling at-a-glance performance assessment.
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