3.3.2-1 Is the test report ready to be released

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Test result reports should be complete, accurate, legible, and clinically valid. In this activity, participants cross-check a test report to identify errors and omissions that must be resolved before the report is released.


  • A cross-check provides a quality step to review accuracy and reliability of results prior to release.
  • Each test request should have a corresponding result that is accurate and clinically meaningful.
  • Laboratory errors and omissions are best handled prior to their release from the laboratory.  However the most efficient way to handle errors is to prevent their initial occurrence.


Can you:

  • Cross-check a laboratory report identifying errors and omissions?
  • Provide next steps to resolve or prevent the errors or omissions?


Beatrice van der Puije

Ms. van der Puije helped redesign 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 Ghana, Ms. van der Puije is a Public Health Program Manager at African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), a pan-African organisation strengthening medical laboratory networks and systems in Africa. Ms. van der Puije is a certified QMS Trainer, with a Master of Science Degree in Medical Immunology and Microbiology. She is a SLMTA master trainer and has trained numerous laboratorians in the past decade.

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