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      Silly question...,but I'd really like to know,what is the difference in choosing between human and monoclonal reagents for ABO/D testing? Is it a first choice from these two?Is it the price?
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      We are in the process of choosing new Coag. analyzers and have narrowed it down to IL and Siemens.  I was hoping to get opinions on the liquid protime reagent for the Top 350s that IL says is available.  Also how is their Heparin Xa reagent.  We have a CA1500 now and would change to the CA2500 but I have been having some QC issues lately but my instrument is only 12 years old.
    • By Skye
      Hi Everyone,
      I just joined the website and I am hoping that my fellow laboratorians can help me. I recently finished a Joint Commission survey at my facility and I need to write (1) an IQCP for the media that we use in the Microbiology Department as well as (2) an IQCP for the Beckman Coulter MicroScan. I was hoping that someone had a template that would help point me in the right direction. Of course, aspects of the risk assessment (e.g. testing personnel, environment and so forth) will be specific to my facility but it would be great to have something to help point me in the right direction.
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      I REALLY need an IQCP for the Media and one for the Microscan would be fantastic as well!  
       
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    • By SMILLER
      We have been having problems for the last month or so with D-dimer QC on our TOPS analyzers.  We are using the regular HemosiL reagents and controls, and no matter what we do, the QC runs with a Mean close to the upper insert range limit on both controls.  Does anyone else have this problem?  
      We have been using these analyzers and IL products for over a year and now this happens. We are wondering if the formulation of the QC has changed.  Once reconstituted, they are supposed to be good for a month in the fridge -- it appears to us that they may be only reliable for about a day. 
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    • By heathervaught
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      How frequently is "regular"?  For example, when I was looking to complete our annual Competency assessment in September (don't ask...), I was looking for evidence that each individual who performs MTS testing had performed MTS QC.  There were some employees who had not performed MTS QC yet in 2016.  I'm inclined to say that someone who hasn't performed QC in at least 8+ months is not participating in QC on a regular basis.  Being new to my role, I'm just not sure how the assessors interpret this standard, and how others provide evidence of compliance. 
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