Good Laboratory Practice Recommendations for Biochemical Genetic Testing: Preanalytic Phase

On-demand
Good Laboratory Practice Recommendations for Biochemical Genetic Testing: Preanalytic Phase
Description

This online training will provide an overview of the quality practices in the preanalytic phase of biochemical genetic testing, specifically quality assurance for test requisitions, specimen collection and submission; communications between the laboratory, clinicians and other stakeholders; and preanalytic quality assessment.

Audience

Laboratory professionals working in biochemical genetic testing or reference laboratories, and healthcare professionals who order biochemical genetic tests.

 Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the role each stakeholder group plays in the pre-analytic procedures and processes
  • Choose the preanalytic procedures and processes for biochemical genetic tests that are consistent with regulatory requirements and good laboratory practices
  • Select indicators to evaluate the quality of the pre-analytical phase of biochemical genetic testing
  • Explain the communication needs of each stakeholder group
Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This elearning course is approved for 1.5 hour of P.A.C.E.® credit.

P.A.C.E.® Course Number: 288-015-19

Page last reviewed: April 26, 2020