Inter-laboratory data management goes online

WITH quality monitoring and control being a vital consideration for many modern laboratories, Randox has launched a new online data management programme to complement its Acusera range of reference controls.

It says Acusera 24.7 Live Online will help improve quality control processes in the clinical laboratory, and also help interpret QC results.

As its name implies, this web-based data management system enables users to monitor analytical performance and access peer group reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The system automatically analyses QC data and applies user-defined rules to the analysis, providing indication of any rejected results in red and alerted results in orange.

Users access a customised homepage displaying any unreviewed quality control tests that fell outside performance limits in the last seven days, giving immediate identification of any that require further investigation.

Randox says that participation in an effective inter-laboratory programme like Acusera 24.7 is essential in order to ensure the accuracy of patient test results. It can also help laboratories meet ISO15189 accreditation requirements.

A further benefit is the access to comprehensive reports and relevant peer group data generated from thousands of laboratories worldwide, which enables users to identify trends, system errors, and reagent issues that might be affecting them.

Peer group data is updated every 24 hours by Acusera 24.7, enabling real time comparison of data from a variety of instruments and laboratories, which says Randox can help identify issues before they even arise in your laboratory.

Interactive Levey- Jennings and histogram charts are generated and can be used to identify any trends or bias.

The audit trail report records all events leading to the creation, modification, and deletion of an electronic record and may help laboratories meet regulatory requirements.

The peer group statistics report allows laboratories to view the peer group statistics to which their results are compared.

Additional reports include the exception report and laboratory comparison report both of which are ideal for laboratory managers responsible for multiple laboratory sites.


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