|Title||Experience in implementing a quality management system in a tuberculosis laboratory, Kisumu, Kenya.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Musau, S, McCarthy, K, Okumu, A, Shinnick, T, Wandiga, S, Williamson, J, Cain, K|
|Journal||Int J Tuberc Lung Dis|
|Date Published||2015 Jun|
We implemented a quality management system (QMS) and documented our improvements in a tuberculosis (TB) laboratory in Kisumu, Kenya. After implementation of the QMS, a sustained reduction in culture contamination rates for solid (from 15.4% to 5.3%) and liquid media (from 15.2% to 9.3%) was observed, and waste from product expiry was reduced significantly. External quality assurance (EQA) results were satisfactory before and after QMS implementation, and a client survey after implementation revealed 98% satisfaction. The laboratory attained ISO 15189 accreditation in October 2013. The implementation of QMS facilitated the attainment of target quality indicators, reduced waste due to expiry and led to high client satisfaction.
|Alternate Journal||Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.|