publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

Quality assurance in microbiology

Darbinyan, Karen A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004 Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, volume 22, issue 2, pages 81-86 (issn: 0255-0857, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Quality assurance (QA) is the total process whereby the quality of laboratory reports can be guaranteed. The term quality control covers that part of QA, which primarily concerns the control of errors in the performance of tests and verification of test results. All materials, equipment and procedures must be adequately controlled. Culture media must be tested for sterility and performance. Each laboratory must have standard operating procedures (SOPs). QA of pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical stages of microbiological procedures should be incorporated in SOPs. The laboratory must be well lit with dust-free air-conditioned environment. Environmental ...
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free text keywords: Quality assurance, quality control, standard operating procedures, external quality assurance, internal quality assurance, lcsh:Microbiology, lcsh:QR1-502
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