In the PRO-EX monthly evaluation, the laboratories receive the results of the Coordination and the concept reached in each analyte: Good (G), acceptable (A), or unacceptable (U).
All the clinical laboratories may present, occasionally, an unacceptable result in the CEQ.
According to the RDC 302:2005 of ANVISA, the clinical laboratory must analyze and record the results of the External Quality Control, inadequacies, cause investigations and measures taken with relation to the rejected results or in which proficiency was not reached.
Guideline GP 27 – A2 of the CLSI ( Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute ) : Using the Proficiency Test to improve the quality of the clinical laboratories, establishes how to investigate an acceptable result in the CEQ , in 5 steps:
• To collect and review the data.
• To classify the problem.
• To evaluate the result of the patients.
• To formulate the conclusion and begin the measures.
• To record.
PNCQ translated the guideline and offers it free to you, in the chapter 16 of the Participating Laboratory Manual.
Access and follow the 5 steps detailed in the document. Also take the opportunity to use it as a Continuous Education in your laboratory. Train your personnel and record.
During the workshop of the 44th CBAC, Doctor Andrea Piazza, a Scientific Consultant of PNCQ in Quality Management System, talked about this subject. You can understand more about this theme accessing the slides of your class here.