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Evaluation of Quality Control Performance of Gem Premier 4000 Using Inbuilt Intelligent Quality Management on Sigma Scale

Jayesh Warade

Keywords : Analytic performance, Arterial blood gas analysis, Automated quality control, Ion selective electrode, Quality control, Six sigma

Citation Information : Warade J. Evaluation of Quality Control Performance of Gem Premier 4000 Using Inbuilt Intelligent Quality Management on Sigma Scale. Indian J Med Biochem 2023; 27 (1):9-13.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0217

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: Intelligent quality management (iQM) is an automated quality assurance system that monitors all testing processes and components and provides continuous error detection and correction. Here in this article, we have evaluated the performance of Gem Premier 4000 for iQM at Meenakshi Labs, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. Aim: To evaluate the quality control performance of GEM Premier 4000 using inbuilt iQM in terms of sigma matrices. Methodology: Solution B readings are taken every 30 seconds and documented every 30 minutes or on a specific schedule. Any change that exceeds the established statistical control limit leads to further assessment via iQM's failure pattern recognition (PR) software, including corrective actions based on pattern detection algorithms. Results: All the parameters performed on Gem Premier 4000 have shown world-class performance above the Six Sigma matrix on the sigma scale. Conclusion: Completely automated quality control (QC) system; Pattern recognition software; Automated corrective action. The advantages of iQM provide laboratories with key advantages, such as improved quality, decreased cost and workload, and improved patient safety.

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