The EDQM has issued a guidance document which will allow Blood Establishments’ (BEs) laboratories to identify causes for non-satisfactory results in Blood Proficiency Testing Schemes (B-PTS) studies. These studies (six are run per year by the EDQM), based on inter-laboratory comparisons, are a form of external assessment of the testing capability of BEs’ laboratories across Europe, which allows them to continuously improve their quality management systems (QMSs).
- More information in the Press release
- The guidance document Guidance for root-cause analysis of non-satisfactory external quality assessment results
- More information on the EDQM’s Blood Proficiency Testing Schemes (B-PTS)
- More information on the EDQM Good Practice Guidelines (GPG)