Laboratory Quality Strengthening

External quality assurance performance of clinical research laboratories in sub-Saharan Africa

Amukele, Timothy K. | 2012
  • Author(s): Amukele, Timothy K.
  • Publisher: American society for clinical pathology (ASCP)
  • Pages: 720--723
  • Keywords: health services, quality control, africa south of sahara
These results demonstrate that a system of remote monitoring, feedback, and audits can support quality in low-resource settings, even in places without strong regulatory support for laboratory quality.

Experience of quality management system in a clinical laboratory in Nigeria

Audu, Rosemary A. | 2012
  • Author(s): Audu, Rosemary A.
  • Publisher: AOSIS OpenJournals
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: health services, quality control, nigeria
Quality-management systems (QMS) are uncommon in clinical laboratories in Nigeria. Nigeria’s Human Virology Laboratory, however, began implementation of a QMS. The experience of the implementation process and the lessons learned therein are shared in this article.

Training of front-line health workers for tuberculosis control : lessons from Nigeria and Kyrgyzstan

Awofeso, Niyi and Schelekova, Irina and Dalhatu, Abubakar | 2008
  • Author(s): Awofeso, Niyi and Schelekova, Irina and Dalhatu, Abubakar
  • Publisher: BioMed central
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: disease control, tuberculosis, human resources, training programmes, health personnel, nigeria, kyrgyzstan
This article compares the quality, quantity and distribution of tuberculosis physicians, laboratory staff, community health workers and nurses in Nigeria and Kyrgyzstan, and highlights implications for (re)training tuberculosis workers in developing countries.

Implementation and monitoring of a quality management system based on the standard UNE-EN-ISO 15189 in a urine culture unit

Bautista-Marin, Maria-Fe | 2012
  • Author(s): Bautista-Marin, Maria-Fe
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Pages: 374--377
  • Keywords: standards, scientific facilities, health services
This study showed that implementation of a quality management system based on ISO 15189 was effective to improve the management of a urine culture unit. Key elements of its effectiveness were the standardization of sample reception and information management, and the implementation of SOPs.

Interlaboratory comparison of IDN mutation detection

Bent, Martin J. van den | 2013
  • Author(s): Bent, Martin J. van den
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Pages: --
  • Keywords: quality control, standards
Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutational testing is becoming increasingly important. Authors tested the variation of results between six laboratories of testing for IDH mutations. Quality assurance is pivotal before IDH testing is made part of clinical management of patients.

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This portal provides background information for KIT's training programme on laboratory quality management, which enables laboratories in resource-constrained countries to improve the quality of their services. Use the searchbox to find resources in the database.