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Laboratory Management

Personnel Competency

What Do I Need to Do to Assess Personnel Competency?
Competency is the ability of personnel to apply their skill, knowledge, and experience to perform their laboratory duties correctly. Competency assessment is used to ensure that the laboratory personnel are fulfilling their duties as required by federal regulation.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 November 2013 10:33

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FDA Updates

New FDA Updates!

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:40

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Emerging Markets: The Public Health Lab Perspective

Dr. Yun F. Wang, M.D., Ph.D., discusses what resource-limited facilities can learn from health labs, the challenges faced by labs in emerging markets, best practices and technology recommendations in "Emerging Markets: The Public Health Lab Perspective" with GoMolecular.com.
http://www.gomolecular.com/thrive/stay_current/the_public_health_lab_perspective_on_emerging_markets.html

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:52

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Starting a Molecular Lab

Download the WHO's guidelines for assisting clinical and laboratory personnel in developing countries to establish a PCR diagnostic facility here.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 16:07

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Lean Lab in Action

In the Medical Laboratory Observer's Management Q & A, Joseph Campos, Ph.D. seeks to answer the following question: Can eliminating institutionalized inefficiencies in the lab result in better TATs and enhanced lab performance?
http://www.mlo-online.com/articles/201203/lean-lab-in-action.php

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 08:19

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How to Assess Staff Competency

Provide guidance to those individuals supervising clinical microbiology laboratories for effective development and implementation of competency assessment programs. It has information on the law, elements of a competency assessment program, steps involved in development of such a program, case studies examining quality issues in the laboratory, and sample documentation forms.
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Eider, B. L., and S. E. Sharp. 2003. Cumitech 39, Competency Assessment in the Clinical Microbioiogy Laboratory. Coordinating ed., S. E. Sharp. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.
 
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Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 12:57

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Quality Assurance Monitoring

 Cumitech 3B: Quality Systems in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Provides up-to-date information on quality systems and procedures in the clinical microbiology laboratory.
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Anderson, N. L., M. A. Noble, A. S. Weissfeld, and R. J. Zabransky. 2005. Cumitech 3B,Quality Systems in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Coordinating ed., D. L. Sewell. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.
 
Provides clinical microbiologists with strategies to define, detect, describe, categorize, and prevent CML-associated errors. 
Amsterdam, D., J. Barenfanger, J. Campos, N. Cornish, J. A. Daly, P. Della-Latta, L. D. Gray, G. S. Hall, H. Holmes, and R. L. Sautter. 2004. Cumitech 41, Detection and Prevention of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory-Associated Errors. Coordinating ed., James W. Snyder. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.
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Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 12:57

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CLIA Waived Tests

A list of tests granted waived status under CLIA sorted by CPT codes, test name, manufacturer, and use.
http://www.cms.gov/CLIA/downloads/waivetbl.pdf

Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2011 15:22

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CLIA Complexity Database - Searchable

CLIA Complexity Database
This FDA tool allows users to search the CLIA complexity database by entering any combination of fields. Users can also use the analyte drop down box to select a specific Analyte or search by test system name/manufacturer.
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfCLIA/search.cfm

Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2011 15:22

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Good Lab Practices for Waived Sites

Good Laboratory Practices for Waived Testing Sites
Printed in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, November 11, 2005, this article describes the survey findings from testing sites holding a certificate of waiver under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 and recommendations for promoting quality testing.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5413.pdf

Last Updated on Friday, 09 September 2011 15:30

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