We launched this project to support laboratories that are eager to know more about quality and biosafety.
Our experience has shown us that implementing an effective quality management system (QMS) enables labs to improve their organization, demonstrate their technical skills and deliver reliable results.
The Mérieux Foundation is a family foundation established in 1967 that focuses on bettering global health through a wide range of projects, including the Quality Initiative.
What does quality mean?
Quality in clinical laboratories refers to the accuracy, timeliness and reliability of diagnostic testing results.
Establishing a QMS in clinical laboratories means:
- Developing good laboratory practices
- Satisfying stakeholders: meeting the needs of patients, physicians and health authorities who rely on clinical laboratories for quality diagnostic testing results
- Promoting continuous improvement