Guideline for standardization of external quality assessment and proficiency testing in the field of clinical chemistry

Naotaka Hamasaki, Shigemi Hosogaya, Katsuyoshi Ikeda, Shigeru Ueda, Susumu Osawa, Yuzo Kayamori, Katsuhiko Kuwa, Shouichi Sato, Katsuyuki Shinohara, Shigeo Sueyoshi, Mitsuo Sekiguchi, Yasushi Takagi, Yasunori Nagamine, Tsutomu Nobori, Kazunori Miyake, Yoshikazu Yamamoto

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Abstract

Committee on Quality Management of Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry published a guideline for the external quality assessment (EQA) and proficiency testing (PT) in the field of clinical chemistry. Scope of EQA/PT has spread to the whole of the clinical examination, many guidelines and standards have been proposed. This document is directed to EQA/PT organizers who wish, on a voluntary basis, to demonstrate their competence, for the purpose of accreditation or other recognition, by formal compliance with a set of internationally-Acceptable requirements for the planning and implementation of EQA/PT programs or to improve the quality of the service provided by installing a quality system based on the requirements in this document. This guideline is expected to contribute the promotion of reliability in laboratory data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-245
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Volume46
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

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  • Clinical Biochemistry

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Hamasaki, N., Hosogaya, S., Ikeda, K., Ueda, S., Osawa, S., Kayamori, Y., ... Yamamoto, Y. (2017). Guideline for standardization of external quality assessment and proficiency testing in the field of clinical chemistry. Japanese Journal of Clinical Chemistry, 46(3), 238-245.