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Throughout the Brazilian Territory and abroad, the PNCQ works with Clinical Laboratories and Blood Banks to monitor their analytical performance.
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The PNCQ sends the control samples, according to the contract, in the 1st or 2nd week of the month.
The participating laboratory receives, analyzes the control samples and sends the results until the 5th of the following month.
Within 48 hours, after the 5th, a general evaluation report on the lot and participating laboratories is available.
Obtain information on the degree of analytical performance of your laboratory in relation to all other laboratories participating in the PNCQ
Detect any non-compliance in your processes, enabling the implementation of corrective or preventive actions
Study the influence of the methods, standards and calibrators used and compare their results with those of other laboratories
The PNCQ provides participating clinical laboratories with two types of programs, according to the quantity and complexity of their activity. Basic Program and Advanced Program
Download here contract of the Clinical Laboratory Program
ADVANCED PROGRAMS are made up of other analytes that complete the number of analyzes performed at the Clinical Laboratory. Include all control samples available in the PNCQ Programs, covering several specialties – See
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