More times that we care for the Ortho Provue generates error codes. These error codes cause us to shut the instrument down and reboot it. This causes a delay in patient testing. On error "unexpected occurance has occured", another error code "another user is operating QC" there are no other users. Do anyone else experience this problem, if so what was the fix.
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.
So if anyone could provide me a copy of their template that would be FANTASTIC!!!
I REALLY need an IQCP for the Media and one for the Microscan would be fantastic as well!
Thanks in advance everyone!!
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.
I need some guidance! I did a quick search of the forums for any discussion about this, and the most current posting was in 2010. I'm wondering if anyone has any new information, new experiences, or any advice about CAP TRM.40120. The note states "...all analysts participate in QC on a regular basis."
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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