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AMS is a fully accredited and certified laboratory, licensed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the provisions of the Clinical Laboratory Amendments of 1988. The laboratory is accredited by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
CLIA Registration #17DO985294, #17D1019093
Medicare Provider #130400
CLIA Certified for drug screening
AMS Laboratory believes in promptly delivering accurate lab results. AMS continuously looks at systems and processes to make sure we are meeting the needs of our clients.
Internal Quality Control
Accuracy and precision of each test methodology is continuously monitored. High quality control materials with known values are run with patient samples to ensure each patient run is valid. Each quality control result is reviewed by testing personnel before results are released. Rules are established for each procedure to determine if a result is valid and can be released.
Daily, weekly and monthly maintenance is performed on laboratory equipment. Maintenance records, as well as repairs, are documented. Records are also kept of reagent lot and QC numbers.
External Quality Control
AMS Laboratory participates in external quality control programs from the College of American Pathologists, ASCP, DEQAS, NIST and The American Association of BioAnalysts. Samples are periodically sent to the lab as unknowns. These samples are run routinely with patient samples and results are submitted for comparison with other participants in the programs. Results of proficiency testing surveys are reviewed by testing personnel, management and the Medical Director.
AMS Laboratory has ongoing internal assessments designed to ensure and improve quality. Quality monitoring is performed on specific analytes in addition to running quality control samples and participating in proficiency testing. Quality assurance projects focus on a test or an area we have identified for improvement. Pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of testing are constantly scrutinized in search for ways to improve the delivery of lab results. Blind samples are randomly introduced into routine runs as an additional system check.