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Using Proficiency Testing and Alternative Assessment to Improve Medical Laboratory Quality, 3rd Edition

This guideline describes an approach for a complete proficiency testing (PT) process and provides assistance to laboratories in using PT as a quality improvement tool.

This document is available in electronic format only.

This reaffirmed document has been reviewed and confirmed as suitable to remain published without revision to content, as of May 2021. The document’s next scheduled review is generally five years after the reaffirmation date.

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Chairholder: Teresa Darcy, MD, MMM

Date of Publication: September 29, 2016

Order Code PDF: CLSI QMS24Ed3E
ISBN Number: 1-56238-945-9

Order Code Print: print not available

Edition: Third

Pages: 132

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has evaluated and recognized this approved-level consensus standard for use in satisfying a regulatory requirement.

This document was formerly sold under the codeS GP27 and GP29 (merged).

CLSI QMS24 Abstract

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guideline QMS24—Using Proficiency Testing and Alternative Assessment to Improve Medical Laboratory Quality provides laboratories with a detailed description of important activities in the proficiency testing (PT) process and includes suggestions for how to improve this process from a quality management perspective. It includes a suggested classification of unacceptable PT results and specific examples of investigations of unacceptable results.