External quality assessment
Since its creation, the laboratory participates in numerous national and international external evaluation programs as a tool to guarantee the quality of its services.
These programs are based on the distribution of test samples that have to be analyzed using the technique to be evaluated. The control center of the quality program analyzes the results, stablishing its suitability.
Results obtained in external quality programs are available to customers.
Among the most outstanding programs are:
- Program for Quality assessment in Pathology (GCP). Sociedad Española de Anatomía Patológica with the Spanish division of the Internacional Academy of Pathology (SEAP-IAP).
- Program for External Quality assessment in Hematology (HEMCUAL). Sociedad Española de Hematología y Hemoterapia (SEHH).
- United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service (UKNEQAS).
- PAP PT Cytopathlogy Program (CAP).