Waived Testing - Log Requirement

Is it required to maintain logs for waived testing?  

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

The standards do not require a log sheet to be maintained for waived tests. The organization is required to be able to correlate the quality control results with the individual test results. Examples of typical correlated information would include the following:
  • client identifier
  • date of testing
  • test kit lot number
  • test result, QC lot numbers
  • QC results
  • testing personnel identifier
Logs are useful for compiling this information in one comprehensive document. Alternatively, the organization may choose to document this information in the client chart or utilize a combination of document sources to correlate the information. For example, an organization performing occult blood testing elects to document the date of testing, client result, QC result and testing personnel initials in the client chart. A separate inventory log is maintained to track the lot of reagents and test cards in use at the time of testing. Performance of initial QC for the lot, when required by the organization's policy, could also be documented on the inventory log prior to releasing the kit for general use.
Last updated on March 18, 2020
Manual: Laboratory
Chapter: Waived Testing WT

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