A close look at difficulty in preparing the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for microbiologyName : Dr. Marwa Jalal
Affliation : Doctor scientiarum
University : Oslo University
Country : Norway
Each laboratory must have standard operating procedures (SOPs), sometimes referred to as the local laboratory bench manual. It is required to improve and maintain the quality of laboratory service to patients and identify problems associated with poor work performance and to provide laboratory staff with written instructions on how to perform tests consistently to an acceptable standard in the laboratory. SOP is also important to provide written standardized techniques for use in the training of laboratory personnel and to facilitate the preparation of a list and inventory of essential reagents, chemicals and equipment. In the new laboratory safety era, SOP is also important to promote safe laboratory practice as quality assurance (QA). QA is the total process whereby the quality of laboratory reports are guaranteed, and which primarily concerns the control of errors in the performance of tests and verification of test results.
In recent years, enormous changes in the organization of health services have taken place throughout the world. The rapidity and extent of these changes in the healthcare delivery system have been nothing short of remarkable. Despite this dramatic progress in the treatment and prevention, infectious diseases remain a major cause of death and debility and are responsible for worsening the living condition of millions of people around the world.
Microbiology laboratories play a decisive role in the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and monitoring of communicable diseases. Therefore, reliable, reproducible and rapid laboratory services, organized in a cost-effective manner, is very much essential for providing quality health services. Accurate detection of microbes and quality assurance in laboratory services, aimed at improving reliability, efficiency and facilitating inter-laboratory comparability in testing, is the backbone of quality healthcare delivery. The use of SOP in clinical microbiology laboratory is one of the most crucial factors in achieving quality health services.
This presentation focus on the difficulty in preparing the SOP for microbiology laboratory is that written methods of how to do tests are not enough. I will focus on what is required as documentation relating to : (1) what to look for, (2) when and what to report, (3) what sensitivities to test, (4) which, if any, to report, (5) the level of identification required, and (6) the need for confirmatory test in-house or referral to a reference laboratory.
Marwa Jalal Obtained Her PhD in evolutionary biology and She Has Completed Her Msc In the field of molecular cell biology. She is Experienced scientist and researcher with extensive training and expertise in advanced flow cytometry. She Is Involved In Several Research Projects And A Reviewer In Many Nursing Journals.