PACE / State of CA / State of FL

Interactive learning modules that employ a case-based approach to helping users implement a quality program in their laboratory or practice. Includes a review of the Quality System Essentials (QSEs).

Module 1

Introduction to the Quality System Essentials

Released: October 1, 2017
Expires: October 1, 2023

Introduction to the Quality System Essentials


This module provides an overview of a Quality Management System (QMS) and briefly describes the components of each Quality System Essential (QSE). It also provides the viewer with an opportunity to determine if his or her laboratory has addressed and documented the core components of each of the QSEs. The Quality Management System described in this module is based on the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guidance document: QMS01-A4.


After completing this module, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the value of a QMS
  • Identify the components of each QSE
  • Determine the current strengths and limitations of your organization’s QMS