IQCP represents a new approach to quality control for clinical laboratories. Beginning in 2016 clinical laboratories were tasked with developing individualized quality control plans for a variety of testing platforms. This session will review the fundamentals of IQCP and how laboratories can handle implementing individualized quality control in their labs. Guidelines from CMS and CAP will be compared in regards to documentation and expectations for each accrediting organization. Additional methods to audit the effectiveness of a labs IQCP will be explored.
After attending this session participants should be able to:
1. Define the components of an IQCP
2. Develop an IQCP for a laboratory test
3. Identify the differences between CMS and CAP documentation for IQCPs