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Table 1 Assessment modules included in the adapted WHO Laboratory Assessment Tool used in Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces, China, 2014

From: Capacity assessment of the health laboratory system in two resource-limited provinces in China

Modules Laboratory Capacities
Organization & management Internal & external communication, budget, licensing/supervision/accreditation
Documents Document control system, quality procedures, biosafety documents
Specimen collection, handling & transport Specimen collection, handling, referral/transport
Data & information management Test results and reports, data analysis and statistics, data security & confidentiality, it and laboratory information management system (LIMS)
Consumables & reagents Procurement, inventory and storage, use, expired reagents
Equipment Equipment inventory, maintenance, calibration and monitoring
Laboratory testing performance All relevant tests performed, concerning bacteriology, virology, parasitology and food
Facilities Infrastructure, work conditions
Human resources Staff number, qualifications, continuous education
Biorisk management Biorisk management policy, biorisk assessment and control, implementation and operation
Public health functions Surveillance and response, specimens and reporting for public health purposes