Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)

Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS) training toolkit

Training material

8 - Process control - Qualitative quality control

The purpose of this module is to provide information on how to conduct quality control for qualitative and semi-quantitative testing in the laboratory.

At the end of this module, participants will be able to:

  • differentiate between built-in and traditional controls;
  • describe how to use stock cultures for microbiology QC;
  • discuss the use of quality control procedures for stains used in microscopic examination;
  • describe methods for verifying performance of microbiological media.


Material for the trainers

Material for the participants

Optional material for the trainers