JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

12.14: Manual testing

  • A manual testing system is one in which the minimum automated testing criteria have not been met.
     
  • Manual testing can be used to resolve anomalous results.
     
  • Measures should be taken to minimise the testing batch size to avoid the potential for errors.
     
  • Manual tests must be performed and controlled according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
     
  • Test results must be recorded.
     
  • There must be a secure and validated method of entering results onto the host computer. Post result entry verification should be performed.