Whenever a result is not graded, you should perform a self-evaluation. To do this, you would compare your result to the expected result(s). If your result falls within the expected range, you should document that your lab obtained the correct response. If your result does not fall within the expected range, you should troubleshoot to determine the cause of the failure.
In most cases the expected result is printed on your evaluation next to your reported result for each sample. To find the result or range of results that is the most appropriate for you to use for comparison, click Participant Data Summaries on the left-hand side of the screen. Choose the test event. A drop down menu will become available to select the analyte name. Additional drop down menus can limit the peer group or sample number. The Participant Data Summary includes descriptions of qualitative analytes (such as blood cell identification or organisms contained in culture samples) and other information that may help you with your documentation.
If you require assistance or have any questions about your results or evaluation, please contact Technical Support at TechSupport@api-pt.com or 800-333-0958.