The principles of GLP are particularly important in high risk activities like blood transfusion, making this assessment kit particularly helpful to users of automated blood grouping instruments
Blood transfusion is a high risk business, which is why is it one
of the most regulated disciplines within biomedical science.
blood bank must be equipped to adopt good laboratory practice
CPA accreditation is an essential part of fulfilling of
However to achieve accreditation status, laboratories must
ensure that their procedures are sensitive, reliable, and robust,
that measures are in place to train and assess staff competence
and proficiency, and that they regularly control the sensitivity
of their techniques and equipment.
The Albacheck-BGS products
from Alpha Laboratories are aimed at helping labs to ensure GLP.
With a wide choice of sensitivity controls, phenotyped red cells
are available, the unique whole blood control has a growing
acceptance among users of automated blood grouping instruments.
These ready to use controls are presented as four vials with ABO
and RhD grouping selected in consultation with laboratories to
offer the most suitable combination, including the addition of
The Internal Proficiency Kit has just been launched as
a complementary product.
The kit offers a set of 20 randomly
selected samples containing weak blood group antibodies plus a
disk containing the specificity of each sample.
assessing the ability of an individual or a particular technology
in detecting weak antibodies.
The laboratory or QC manager has
the freedom to decide on the frequency and number of sample to be
tested and to check the results immediately.