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Quality control requirements in neonatal screening


Torresani, Toni (2003). Quality control requirements in neonatal screening. European Journal of Pediatrics, 162:S54-S56.

Abstract

One of the key tasks for the persons in charge of a neonatal screening laboratory is the control and maintenance of the quality of analytical results. The process of examining every day hundreds of blood spot samples obtained from newborn babies in order to divide the population of neonates into a low risk group and a high risk group, presents several challenges with respect to organisation, analytical accuracy and precision and effectiveness in the recall and treatment procedures. Quality in neonatal screening is not determined solely by the analytical performance of the laboratory; all the steps of the neonatal screening "system” contribute to the overall quality and performance. Conclusion: programmes for the monitoring of the quality of neonatal screening have to be multidisciplinary and not restricted to the laboratory alone; not only analytical performance, but also the procedures used throughout the programme have to be monitored

Abstract

One of the key tasks for the persons in charge of a neonatal screening laboratory is the control and maintenance of the quality of analytical results. The process of examining every day hundreds of blood spot samples obtained from newborn babies in order to divide the population of neonates into a low risk group and a high risk group, presents several challenges with respect to organisation, analytical accuracy and precision and effectiveness in the recall and treatment procedures. Quality in neonatal screening is not determined solely by the analytical performance of the laboratory; all the steps of the neonatal screening "system” contribute to the overall quality and performance. Conclusion: programmes for the monitoring of the quality of neonatal screening have to be multidisciplinary and not restricted to the laboratory alone; not only analytical performance, but also the procedures used throughout the programme have to be monitored

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health
Language:English
Date:1 December 2003
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 10:54
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 02:38
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0340-6199
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-003-1353-1
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007s0043100313531 (Library Catalogue)

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