Webcast - Annual Meeting

15-Mears-Developing a Successful IQCP: Let's Keep it Simple

  • Duration: 28 minutes
  • Date:JUL.27.2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Price: $12.00

Member Price: $10.00

Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) is the alternative CLIA Quality Control option that will provide for quality control testing to meet regulatory requirements for non-waived testing. IQCP addresses the entire testing process: pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic. Laboratories will be required to address applicable regulatory requirements in each of these phases for all tests. IQCP includes key concepts from CLSI EP-23 ?Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Assessment?, but it is NOT EP-23. It is a customized QC plan based on an individual laboratory?s environment, test systems, personnel and patient population. It includes a risk assessment, a quality control plan, and quality assurance practices to monitor the plan. The intended goal of the new program is to identify, assess, and mitigate all potential errors in laboratories through all phases of testing, focusing on the ?right QC? for each test. This session will describe the components of the plan and provide ideas to create and implement the plan to meet Joint Commission requirements.