In addition to be mandatory by the RDC 302:2005 of ANVISA, the External Quality Control is a fundamental element for guaranteeing the quality of the laboratory tests, ensuring results comparability with other laboratories, which allows to evaluate its performance in the long term.
Through the PRO-EX External Quality Control Program, the clinical laboratory can:
The External Quality Control or Proficiency Test – PRO-EX consists of a series of control samples that the PNCQ sends monthly to the Participating Laboratories, elaborated according to the contractual terms, so they get to know its exactness.
There are 4 types:
For the Clinical Laboratories there are the Basic Program (mandatory) and several Advanced Programs.
Check the details in Contracts.