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.