Chapter 5. Internal Quality Control in the Hemostasis Laboratory

  1. Steve Kitchen PhD Clinical Scientist Scientific Director1,2,3,
  2. John D. Olson MD, PhD Professor Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs4 and
  3. F. Eric Preston MD, FRCPath, FRCP Emeritus Professor of Hematology Director5,6
  1. S. Kitchen PhD Clinical Scientist Scientific Director1,2,3,
  2. F. E. Preston MD, FRCPath, FRCP Emeritus Professor of Hematology Director5,6 and
  3. J. D. Olson MD, PhD Professor Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs4

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303575.ch5

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

How to Cite

Kitchen, S., Preston, F. E. and Olson, J. D. (2009) Internal Quality Control in the Hemostasis Laboratory, in Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis (eds S. Kitchen, J. D. Olson and F. E. Preston), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303575.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Sheffield Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

  2. 2

    UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  3. 3

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

  5. 5

    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  6. 6

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Rutledge Mews, Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sheffield Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

  2. 2

    UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  3. 3

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

  5. 5

    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  6. 6

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Rutledge Mews, Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168038

Online ISBN: 9781444303575

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Keywords:

  • internal quality control (IQC) in hemostasis laboratory;
  • IQC testing frequency;
  • acceptable limits for IQC;
  • storage and processing of IQC results;
  • troubleshooting internal quality control (IQC) problems;
  • out-of-limits IQC result and immediate investigation;
  • IQC complying with accreditation and regulatory bodies;
  • UK accreditation process undertaken by Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Internal quality control materials

  • Frequency of IQC testing

  • Acceptable limits for IQC

  • Storage and processing of IQC results

  • Out of limits IQC results

  • Accreditation and regulatory bodies

  • Conclusions

  • References