Laboratory Quality Control

Bad Camberg 19.03.2019

Laboratory testing of patient samples can be a complex procedure, depending on the clinical analysis, a microbiological study or blood bank testing in all areas of the clinical laboratory. Quality Control (QC) is one of the most important effects on laboratory tests – ensuring both precision and accuracy of patient sample results. The integrity of quality control samples is important for both overall quality management and fulfillment of proficiency testing requirements. Addressing QC issues is critical to identifying potential errors in patient outcomes.

If quality control works effectively, it can find errors in a lab’s analytical processes and help correct them before potentially publishing incorrect patient results. Clinical laboratories use documentation management and the integration of a continuous improvement process to streamline the overall quality control process.

Another way to analyze quality control is peer testing and monthly review of QC trends. Clinical laboratories are often involved in clinical laboratory tests (PT) that validate their QC evaluations. Not the result of a single laboratory, but the comparison with a peer group provides security in the validation of QC results. Periodic review of QC results is a common tool for maintaining quality control of patient samples.

For this procedure TIQCon ™ is the ideal tool!

TIQCon ™ allows clinical laboratories to evaluate the performance of their assays on the basis of a statistical analysis of QC data generated by the control manufacturer for Chemical, molecular and/or clinical immunochemical analysis devices.

TIQCon ™ collects QC data from different customer controls (from different countries) using the same batch of control material, the same type of analyzer and the same analyte.

TIQCon ™ is independent from any control material manufacturer

TIQCon ™ evaluates your quality data according to different global or national standards.

TIQCon ™ captures QC data from almost any device via a hardware or software solution, or receives its QC data via standardized transfer formats (XML).

TIQCon ™ Quality Desktop, a very user-friendly interface.

TIQCon ™ works as a desktop application and offers a variety of evaluation options with the simplest application.

TIQCon ™ is the most efficient and user-friendly quality control system for clinical laboratories.

  • Compares the internal CQ with the peer group’s cue point.

  • Cloud-based Solution, connectivity and data collection solutions…

  • Almost any device or analysis protocol can be connected.

  • Used for clinical chemistry, immunodiagnostics or molecular diagnostics. Batches of control materials with their nominal values can be imported and used all over the world.

  • Can send information and warnings directly via a messenger

  • Lab chain management

  • Characteristics such as BIAS, CVI, TE and measurement uncertainties U (K = 2) and U% are available on the fly

  • Laboratory-specific limits for u.a. TE, BIAS and CV

TIQCon ™ is used worldwide as an instrument for accreditation of laboratories and keeps you informed!