Experience in implementing a quality management system in a tuberculosis laboratory, Kisumu, Kenya.

TitleExperience in implementing a quality management system in a tuberculosis laboratory, Kisumu, Kenya.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMusau, S, McCarthy, K, Okumu, A, Shinnick, T, Wandiga, S, Williamson, J, Cain, K
JournalInt J Tuberc Lung Dis
Volume19
Issue6
Pagination693-695
Date Published2015 Jun
Publication LanguageENG
ISSN1815-7920
Abstract

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.

DOI10.5588/ijtld.14.0886
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25946361?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalInt. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis.
PubMed ID25946361