The Result Reporting System (RRS) has been developed by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) for the data monitoring of its serology and NAT quality control (QC) reagents. These include the Quality Control Reagent Unit (QCRU) and Clinical Virology Network (CVN) reagents. The system has been successfully running for serology assays for several years collecting thousands of data points a year. The system has recently been developed to accept data for Nucleic Acid-based Technologies (NAT) reagents and associated assays.
This web-based application allows users to enter data for the NIBSC reagents they have used in their assay. It provides a helpful step by step wizard to guide users from the specifics of the reagent and assay, to the entry of QC results.
Further details can be found in the user manual (link)
RRS can provide real-time data analysis. Simply use the step by step wizard to filter your data and create your chart instantly.
RRS currently offers:
The software package also provides secure online storage for all your data in one place.
RRS can export to Excel for external data analysis and storage. The export function can also provide specific filtering for a more refined export of the data you want to look at or store offline.
RRS is free to use with any NIBSC run control your laboratory orders from NIBSC. The system requires no software or plugins to run, simply open in your browser and use anywhere.
Our admin team is on hand to assist with any queries or required updates to the system.
RRS can help laboratories comply with the new guidelines under ISO15189:2012 (medical laboratories - requirements for quality and competence; encourage laboratories to participate in an inter-laboratory comparison programme), specifically 18.104.22.168 Inter-laboratory comparisons - participation:
“The laboratory shall participate in an inter-laboratory comparison programme(s) (such as an external quality assessment programme or proficiency testing programme) appropriate to the examination and interpretations of examination results. The laboratory shall monitor the results of the inter-laboratory comparison programme(s) and participate in the implementation of corrective actions when predetermined performance criteria are not fulfilled.”
The system is still undergoing development and new features will be added in the near future. Please send your feedback and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.