The Laboratory department received 100% passing proficiency scores on each of the studies performed in 2019. Located inside the Rice County District Hospital, the full service laboratory performs more than 233,000 tests annually. Three times each year, random samples are sent to the American Proficiency Institute to be graded on criteria related to the laboratory analyzers located inside the hospital.
The API issues Laboratories, like the one at Rice County District Hospital, proficiency scores based on the following factors:
- General performance of analyzers
- Routine maintenance performed on analyzers
- Quality control measures
- Analyzer calibration and verification
“This is a huge accomplishment! This is all work that is done during patient testing and prior to, to ensure quality results for all of our patients.” -Tiffany Pulley, MLT, Lab Manager(ASCP) CM