Total Quality Concept (TQC) increases the value of your reportable CBC results
Boule’s Total Quality Concept plays a vitally important role in CBC. Today, no Swelab Alfa Plus hematology analyzer is complete without it!
Demand for CBC quality control is growing. An ever-increasing number of national and international regulations now require clinical laboratories to conduct QC programs that ensure the quality of their CBC testing. Adding Boule QC materials – Boule Cal and Boule Con Diff – to your Swelab Alfa Plus hematology analyzer will help meet this demand, and increase the value of your reportable CBC results. Both Boule Cal and Boule Con Diff are part of our Total Quality Concept that spans instruments, reagents, QC and service. An unbroken chain of know-how in quality hematology measurements.
TQC comprises instruments, reagents, QC and service.
Ensure analyzer precision and accuracy
Boule Cal (a calibrator) and Boule Con Diff (a control) are part of our Total Quality Concept. Boule Cal measures and adjusts systematic error (bias) and helps instruments work more accurately. Boule Con Diff addresses random and systematic errors and indicates if the instrument is stable and precise. In helping fulfill quality requirements, both materials play a vitally important role in hematology system QC.
Boule Cal and Boule Con Diff thus help you generate reportable measurement results by ensuring that your Swelab Alfa Plus analyzer performs over its operating range with expected precision and linearity, and with biases that remain within a pre-selected or control range.
Accurate and precise
Precise but not accurate
Neither accurate nor precise
Boule QC materials help Swelab Alfa Plus analyzers perform with required accuracy and precision, often a requirement for reimbursement today.
Simplify many everyday challenges
Boule QC materials also help overcome many everyday challenges faced by clinical laboratories running CBC. Human error, for example, is one of the most common reasons for QC problems in hematology testing, especially when entering control reference values; expired control dates and incorrect control ranges are not uncommon. But with Boule QC materials, all values are entered via a barcode scanner, so issues like costly, time-consuming re-testing are avoided altogether. Yet another reason to begin a hematology testing QC program with Boule Cal and Boule Con Diff! Enter Boule Cal and Boule Con Diff reference values with a barcode scanner. Safe and simple!
QC materials summaries and uses
Boule Con Diff – addresses random and systematic errors
- Every day as a routine QC procedure (frequency should reflect workload)
- At the start and end of a day’s work
- When the analyzer is restarted after complete shut-down
- When changing reagents between lots or within the same manufacturing lot
- When a control result is out of the assigned value range
Boule Cal – measures and adjusts systematic error (bias)
Example recommendations for use:
- When a hematology analyzer is first installed
- After major preventive maintenance or replacement of critical parts
- After yearly service
- After major instrument repair
- When results from control materials indicate an unusual trend or shift of analyzer performance, e.g. baseline drift range
Benefits of applying QC in hematology testing:
- Addresses and eliminates errors before samples are run
- Ensures that cell counters operate within their set precision and linearity
- Keeps biases within a pre-selected range or control range
- Helps hematology analyzers to give reportable blood measurement results
- Avoids costly, time-consuming re-testing!