American Foundation for Donation & Transplantation
Quality Assurance in the HLA Laboratory
A QA manual geared for HLA laboratories is now available for purchase from The American Foundation for Donation & Transplantation (AFDT). This manual is intended to answer your questions about the various components of a QA
program. It also contains an actual prototype QA program. The program is supplied on diskette as well as hard copy
so that you can easily modify it to meet the needs of your individual laboratory.
Section 1: Overview of a Quality Assurance Program
Section 2: Prototype for QA Program - a general QA program that each lab should have available
in the lab. It defines indicators of quality, how each is to be monitored and acceptable
thresholds for compliance.
Section 3: Prototype for QA Report
Section 4: Ideas for making a user-friendly Procedure Manual
Section 5: Laboratory Policies
Section 6: QA Forms
Section 7: Employee Competence
- Employee Orientation
- Training Manual
- Training for New Methodology
- Documentation of Competence
Section 8: Other Risk Management Issues
This section will briefly outline the other components of the Risk Management Program.
Most of these issues will deal with safety. The safety component of the Risk
Management Program is made up of General Laboratory Safety, a Chemical Hygiene
Plan, and a Hazardous Materials Program. Other areas that may fall under Risk
Management are the Accident and Incident Procedures, Continuing Education, Lab
Inspection Policies, and a schedule for Risk Management and QA meetings.
To order a copy call AFDT or mail a copy of the
order form and a check to:
8154 Forest Hill Ave, Suite 3
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 323-9890
Toll Free: (800) 543-6399
FAX: (804) 323-1300