Q-probes

Q-probes

(prōbz)
An external peer comparison program sponsored by the College of American Pathologists that addresses process, outcome, and structure-oriented quality assurance issues.
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This Q-Probes study evaluated ordering practices for 3 tests as surrogates for evaluating utilization performance using preestablished appropriateness criteria rules.
Then, fluorescent dye conjugated Q-probes that cover targeted mutation spots are hybridized onto the sample DNA.
The reader can purchase GP478 for $140 to learn three suggested nomenclature categories (critical-risk results, significant-risk results, and alert thresholds) and consult Appendix B therein for CAP Q-Probes critical values (renamed "alert thresholds" in a tabular summary in SI units) or access the same data free in reference.
A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of requisition order entry accuracy in 660 institutions.
Identification errors involving clinical laboratories: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions.
Identification errors involving clinical laboratories, a College of American Pathologists Q-probes study of patient and specimen identification errors at 120 institutions.
Blood culture contamination: a College of American Pathologists Q-Probes study involving 640 institutions and 497 134 specimens from adult patients.
(16) Similarly, in a CAP Q-Probes study performed in 660 institutions, a total of 5514 of 114 934 outpatient requisitions (4.8%) were associated with at least 1 type of order entry error, including 1 or more discrepancies in the identity of patients or physicians.
A Q-PROBES study (Q-PROBES are short-term studies that provide a one-time comprehensive assessment of key processes to aid in quality improvement efforts in a laboratory) performed by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) showed that two out of every three of these requisitions fail to specify what tests physicians wanted the laboratory to perform, or even the patient diagnoses that necessitated the testing in the first place.
The College of American Pathologists' current list of suggested quality monitors is selected from data gathered during their performance of Q-Probes studies.
Postanalytical quality improvement: a College of American pathologists Q-Probes study of elevated calcium results in 525 institutions.
The CAP Q-Probes program is available to laboratories as a quality monitor that also provides benchmarking against other laboratories.