internal quality control


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internal quality control

Proceduresundertaken in a lab—e.g., use of standardised specimens, control samples, delta checks, etc.—to assess the quality and reliability of its results, and whether or not those results can be released.
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PT schemes enable laboratories to monitor and improve analytical measurements by providing an external quality assessment system to complement their own internal quality control processes.
Nearly 5,000 laboratories in 18 countries or territories - mostly in the US but also in Canada, Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Bermuda, Chile, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Taiwan - received vials from a US company that supplies kits used for internal quality control tests' The goal is to make an inventory on Friday,' said Stohr.
The test kits are used for internal quality control checks or as a way for labs to get certified by the College of American Pathologists.
CPA firms should self-report on their internal quality control procedures, as well as those of audit clients, according to proposed rules issued by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
On top of that, candidates will need to document their internal quality control processes and financial stability," a June 7 news item on www.
The external peer review determines whether, during the period reviewed, (a) the audit organization's internal quality control system was adequate and (b) quality control policies and procedures were complied with to provide reasonable assurance the audit organization met professional standards.
Certainly the Times has taken a step in the right direction by engaging a public editor who, like The Washington Post's ombudsman, is charged with imposing a level of internal quality control on the paper.
Among poor food-security practices, Chalk noted, are "uneven standards of internal quality control, questionable biosurveillance, and highly transient, unscreened workforces.
The quality control samples can consist of bench or internal quality control samples and external or blind quality control samples.
The laboratories are also encouraged to use the WHONET program for internal quality control.
He heads the groups responsible for assuring that the firm's assurance-related guidance complies with professional standards, as well as the firm's global internal quality control function.
There are several technologies available to perform SNP analysis, and we are gratified that the PSQ 96 System was judged as the one that has the best internal quality control, automated processing capabilities, as well as the most user-friendly system for applied genetic analysis.

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