What is IQCP?
An IQCP Program or Individualized Quality Control Plan is an effective Quality Control tool that allows laboratories to consider all of the possible sources of errors in a test system, including those that are unique to their individual laboratory. Through IQCP, laboratories can develop a Quality Control plan that is customized for their testing workflow process, while maintaining compliance with the applicable regulations.
Whether performing Quality Control in the physician’s office laboratory or in an integrated healthcare network’s core laboratory, IQCP offers healthcare providers a method to develop a comprehensive Quality Control plan that optimizes activities that reduce errors in your setting. With continual technological advances in laboratory diagnostics, not only have laboratory Quality Control procedures evolved, so has the approach that laboratorians take in developing an overall Quality Control Plan.
IQCP is quality control based on risk management. Risk management is the sequential process of risk identification, risk assessment and risk mitigation.
The process of risk management includes: