STP1075: Early Warning Report: Automated Checking of QC Data

    Peak, SR
    Vice President/QA Director, QA Coordinator, and computer programmers, B C Analytical, Glendale, CA

    Duerksen, PE
    Vice President/QA Director, QA Coordinator, and computer programmers, B C Analytical, Glendale, CA

    Wong, KW
    Vice President/QA Director, QA Coordinator, and computer programmers, B C Analytical, Glendale, CA

    Szeto, E
    Vice President/QA Director, QA Coordinator, and computer programmers, B C Analytical, Glendale, CA

    Pages: 15    Published: Jan 1991


    Abstract

    Sample log-in, work list generation, data entry, and report production are data-handling functions common to most Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS's). A newly developed automated review system now extends those functions to include the use of a LIMS for reviewing and evaluating quality control (QC) results. This paper delineates the four major stages involved in creating this automated review system: concept, preliminary design, programming, and testing. Although computer programming is typically system-dependent, the logic employed in QC review should have broad application to many LIMS's.

    The paper also describes the daily operation of this new LIMS function on-line in three networked commercial laboratories with over 140 employees. This account of the review system's pitfalls, successes, and maintenance requirements can help other LIMS users achieve a smooth, reliable installation.

    Keywords:

    quality assurance, quality control, LIMS, laboratory information management, control limits


    Paper ID: STP25491S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.95

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25491S


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