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Chapter 11 : Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice

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Abstract:

  • Equipment
    • Microscope
    • Centrifuge
    • Fume hood
    • Biological safety cabinet
    • Refrigerator-freezer
  • Supplies
    • Glassware
    • Miscellaneous supplies
    • ATCC quality control organisms
  • Safety: personnel and physical facilities
    • General precautions
    • Handwashing
    • Personal protective equipment (OSHA 2001 blood borne)
    • Handling specimens
    • Processing specimens
    • Spills
    • Disposal of contaminated materials
    • Standard precautions
    • Hepatitis exposure protocol
    • Dangerous properties of industrial materials
    • Current OSHA regulations for the use of formaldehyde
    • Latex allergy
  • Quality systems
    • Extent of services
    • Proficiency testing
    • In-house quality control
    • Patient outcome measures
    • Continuous quality improvement, total quality management, or 10-step and FOCUS-PDCA for performance improvement activities
    • CLIA '88 inspection process
  • New quality guidelines
    • ISO guidelines
    • CLSI (NCCLS) model
  • Factors influencing future laboratory practice
    • Managed care
    • Financial considerations
    • Current regulations
    • Decentralized testing
    • Laboratory services
    • Technological trends
    • Clinical decision support
    • Personnel issues
    • Changing demographics
    • Emerging diseases
    • Bioterrorism

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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Microscopes routinely used in clinical laboratories. (Top row) Regular compound microscopes. (Second row, left) Microscope with tube for photography; (right) stereomicroscope. (Bottom) Fluorescence microscope. doi:10.1128/9781555819002.ch11.f1

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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Ocular micrometer, top scale; stage micrometer, bottom scale. (Illustration by Nobuko Kitamura; modified from , and .) doi:10.1128/9781555819002.ch11.f2

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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Example of a commercially available disinfectant (Solucide) that can be used for countertops, small spills, and any hard surface that requires a disinfectant (www.med-chem.com). doi:10.1128/9781555819002.ch11.f3

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.1

Potential exposures to laboratory-acquired parasitic infections ( )

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.2

Laboratory functions that may produce aerosols

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.3

Potential routes of laboratory infection with human parasites

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.4

Risk assessment and exposure control plan for the parasitology laboratory

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.5

Potential hazards of industrial substances

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.6

Recommendations for the handling and examination of proficiency-testing specimens

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.7

Requirements for technical procedure manuals

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.8

Quality assessment of postanalytic systems

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.9

Quantitation of organisms

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.10

Ten-step and FOCUS-PDCA grid for organizing performance improvement activities

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.11

Information regarding the HCFA self-survey process (CLIA): alternate quality assessment survey

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.12

Factors influencing future laboratory practice

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11
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TABLE 11.13

Evolution of the health care delivery system and impact on clinical laboratory testing

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Equipment, Supplies, Safety, and Quality System Recommendations for a Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory: Factors Influencing Future Laboratory Practice, p 212-248. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch11

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