Assessment of Pre-analytical errors in clinical laboratory at a tertiary care hospital of Southern India

Patil, Asha and Ummer, Saleena V and Anju, M and Chawla, Kiran and Madiyal, Mridula and Mamatha, * and Prabhu, Thejaswini (2019) Assessment of Pre-analytical errors in clinical laboratory at a tertiary care hospital of Southern India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 10 (6). pp. 238-241. ISSN 0976-0245

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Abstract

Background: Majority of the laboratory error occurs in the pre-analytical phase which affects the diagnostic accuracy. This study was done to examine the frequency of pre-analytical errors classify them and to identify quality indicators which will further help in minimizing the occurrence of errors. Method:A two-month study was done to identify the pre-analytical errors occurred in the microbiology laboratory from February 15th 2016 to April 15th 2016 (n= 42079). We documented the types and frequency of errors. Result:Improperly/Incompletely filled request form was the major pre-analytical error observed. The total percentage of pre-analytical errors observed was 0.9% Conclusion:Pre-analytical phase in clinical laboratories should be continuously monitored and should be avoided by proper application of quality control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pre-analytical phase; Errors in Clinical laboratory; quality control; Quality Indicator.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Laboratory Tech
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2019 06:07
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 06:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/154222

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