Explain what clinical lab audit is and what are the areas you can do clinical audit?

A clinical lab audit is done in order to maintain and operate the lab at a standard level.
The area that includes in clinical audit are

  • Specimens: To check the patient register and see whether the specimen was received at the right time
  • Turnaround time: To check whether the specimen was tested and returned at allocated time, and if delayed how to improve it
  • GLP: To check whether the test methods carried out follows the standard procedures
  • Purchasing equipment’s, reagents and other lab instruments
  • Laboratory reports: To check whether they are precise and clear and look for any area for improvement
  • Storage of reagents and specimens
  • Safety policies and procedures: Use of dangerous substances should be audited, and every single accident in the lab should be recorded.