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Audit of quality indicators of cytology: An institutional study

 Department of Pathology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, Karnataka, India

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Subhashish Das,
Department of Pathology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/aihb.aihb_99_22

Introduction: At present, clinical laboratories play a vital role in diagnosing and providing quality treatment. Various quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA), including the pre-analytical and post-analytical variables, were taken into consideration for the internal quality indicators in the department of cytopathology of our institution. The aim of this study is to evaluate the importance of QC and QA parameters in the routine work of the cytopathology laboratory. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective cross-sectional study of 24 months duration. A total of 15,520 were evaluated for quality parameters. Results: A total of 15,520 cytology cases were evaluated. The cyto-histo correlation, non-conformities, TAT, Repeats and redo's, critical value, quality of staining and revised report rate were noted and identified with relevant statistical analysis. Conclusion: Routine QC and QA will ensure better diagnostic services and promote accreditation of laboratory activities.

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