Pre-Analytical Errors in Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory: A Crucial Step to Look for Accuracy and Reliability

Authors

  • Tejas J. Shah1 , Roshni Sadaria2 , Smita Vasava3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13690

Keywords:

Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory, total testing process, pre-analytical errors

Abstract

Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory (CDL) plays a very important role in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Total testing process (TTP) of laboratory includes pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases. To
have an accurate and reliable results, detection and prevention of errors is must from all these phases.
Chances of errors are more in pre-analytical phase as compared other two phases. Though standards have
been made to control error occurrence in pre-analytical phase, errors still noticed in this phase. The reason
is all the steps involved in this phase are dependent on humans and thus it is out of control of laboratory.
Therefore it is necessary to generate proper guidelines or manual to minimize errors in pre-analytical phase.
This is also an important step to achieve Total Quality Control (TQC). We have tried in this review to
summarize important pre-analytical errors, their occurrence at various stages, prevalence and preventive
aspects.

Author Biography

Tejas J. Shah1 , Roshni Sadaria2 , Smita Vasava3

1
Associate Professor, Biochemistry, 2Associate Professor, Biochemistry, 3Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, Smt.
B. K. Shah Medical Institute and Research centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University, Vadodara,
Gujarat (India)

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Tejas J. Shah1 , Roshni Sadaria2 , Smita Vasava3. (2020). Pre-Analytical Errors in Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory: A Crucial Step to Look for Accuracy and Reliability. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1919-1924. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13690