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Introduction:: Medical diagnostic laboratories play an important role in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. There is no doubt thatwithout assisting oflaboratories, conserving public health, preventingoutbreaks of infectious and allergic disease or preventing genetic diseases is impossible. According to the importance of the need to comply with the requirements specified by Ministry of Health and Medical Education; we decided toassess control standards in private and public medical diagnostic laboratories and educational centers of Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences in 2013.
Materials and Methods: This is a cross sectional study (descriptive and analytic) in which 5 private medical diagnostic laboratories and 8 training centers were selected. The quality control standards were reviewed and compared.
Results: From 11 items of the questionnaire the two following items, Buying and storing, in both private and public laboratories gained the highest priorities with 95% and 92.33% in private and governmental laboratories respectively. The lowest scores were related to relation with other laboratoriesin governmental laboratories (58%) and identifying the errors (83.33%) in private laboratories. In all cases, governmental laboratories and training centers were rated lower than private labs.
Conclusion: This study showed that both private and public laboratories’ score were lower than standards. Governmental laboratories were rated lower than private labs. In private laboratories, testing quality control and in the governmental laboratories, relation with other laboratories should be considered.