IP Archives of Cytology and Histopathology Research


An analysis of internal quality indicators in department of cytopathology of a tertiary care hospital


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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: Preeti Rajeev Doshi,Priyanka S Murgod*,Kunda Jagadale,Rachana Lakhe,N S. Mani

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2456-9267

Print ISSN : 2581-5725

Article First Page : 110

Article End Page : 115


Abstract

Introduction: Various QC and QA including the pre analytical, analytical and post analytical variables were taken into consideration for the internal quality indicators in department of cytopathology of a tertiary care hospital.
Aims: To evaluate the importance of quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) parameters in the routine work of cytology pathology laboratory in a tertiary care hospital.
Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective and quantitative study in a tertiary care hospital for a period of one year for the analysis of the internal quality indicators for Cytopathology laboratory for gynaecological and non- gynaecological cases with selected variables.
Results: Data was analyzed using various mentioned formulas and excel sheet along with review of literature in the cytopathology laboratory.
Conclusion: It is very important to set the standards and review the procedures of QA and QC as per the requirement for the laboratory to ensure the quality for the cytopathology laboratory.

Keyword: Cytopathology, Quality assurance, Quality indicators.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.achr.2019.020