A recent article on the Advance for Administrators of the Laboratory website discussed COLA’s release of a list of the 10 most frequently cited reasons for laboratory citations by its surveyors. The results are based on accreditation surveys conducted to meet U.S. CLIA and state regulatory requirements between 2008 and 2010. The most common are “citations issued for personnel responsibilities, monitoring the quality control program and implementing quality assessment.”
This is very interesting, and concerning, considering that as much as we continue to stress that labs have to implement and then monitor quality these areas continue to be cited. Definitely worth the read for any COLA accredited lab. For the full article visit the Advance for Administrators of the Laboratory website.