What is IQCP?
Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) is effective QC that allows laboratories to consider all of the possible sources of errors for a test system, including those that are unique to their individual laboratory. Through IQCP, laboratories can develop a QC plan that is customized for their testing workflow process, while maintaining compliance with the applicable regulations.
Whether performing QC 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 QC plan that optimizes activities that reduce errors in your setting. With continual technological advances in laboratory diagnostics, not only have laboratory QC procedures evolved, so has the approach that laboratorians take in developing an overall QC 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: