Method codes maintenance is the responsibility of each participant and is essential to ensure your laboratory’s results are assessed and that the assessment occurs against the right data group. The Method Codes Maintenance application in QView™ is for your use at any time to review the correctness and completeness of your method information.
The purpose of this application is to help you maintain your method information (instruments/reagents/analytical principles as well as therapeutic ranges, cut-off values or reference
Intervals) for the tests your laboratory performs on our PT surveys. It is not a comprehensive nor current list of your test licences.
Some methods are not included in the method maintenance application but are collected on the analysis worksheet at the time the survey data is collected. The decision to collect and maintain method information centrally is based on the need for IQMH to know the methods currently in use, as for HEMA LD surveys, or if there is a large number of analytes and associated methods on an analysis worksheet, as for CHEM surveys.
There are instructions in the Method Code Application on how to make changes to your principle, measurement system and reagent source, if needed under Help.
The rules for test method maintenance are:
When you press Save a popup will explain how IQMH will review and process your request and ask for confirmation.
If you have questions at any time regarding method code maintenance, please contact the Consultant Technologist by phone or email.
Institute for Quality
Management in Healthcare
1500-393 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1E6
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