3.2.3-2 Introduce the activity

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For an effective Quality Control (QC) management system, QC must be consistently performed, monitored, reviewed, and deemed essential.  In this activity, participants have an opportunity to examine underlying perceptions or issues which can undermine a QC program.


  • QC program is an essential component of a quality laboratory.  Without it, a laboratory cannot deliver accurate and reliable information.
  • QC monitors the analytical phase of the testing process.  QC is used to detect, evaluate, and correct errors before patient results are released.
  • It is the manager’s responsibility to manage the quality of the laboratory results being produced at their site.


Can you:

  • Recognize the essentiality of a QC program?
  • Recognize issues or challenges that contribute to the disconnection between knowledge and the behavior applied at the site?
  • Recognize that a QC program is the manager’s responsibility?


Elde Mel Paladar

Mr. Paladar led the redesign of the classroom-based SLMTA 3 curriculum for on-line delivery and will serve as an instructor and facilitator of the e-learning course. Based in Malawi, he is a Project Manager at Adventist Health International, as well as Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Loma Linda University. Mr. Paladar has a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is a SLMTA master trainer and has trained numerous laboratorians in the past decade.

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