Laboratory Quality Manual: Disclaimer and Background
The provincial Laboratory Quality Manual (hereafter referred to as LQM) contains m odel documents for high-level policies for each of the 12 CLSI QSEs. Current versions of CLSI guidelines can be purchased from CLSI (see links to specific documents on p. 3, Disclaimer and Background) .
The purpose of creating the LQM was to develop model documents that could be used by BC laboratories to write a facility-specific laboratory quality manual.
The LQM and its model documents were developed by laboratory quality managers in BC working as members of the Quality Management Working Group using CLSI guidelines and facilitated by Lucia Berte (consultant), the Provincial Laboratory Coordinating Office, and the BC Provincial Blood Coordinating Office (PBCO).
Documents in the LQM must be reviewed, customized, and validated prior to use in the user's organization.
All documents are version 1.0 and Microsoft Word files.