Performing a Test List

Selecting a test list

To perform a test list, first login to QATrack+ and then select the Choose Unit option from the Perform QC dropdown menu.

Choose Unit Menu Option

Choose Unit Menu Option

On the following page, clicking on the main button for a unit will take you to a page that lists all the test lists assigned to that unit.

Select unit button

Select unit button

You can pre-filter the list by its assigned frequency by using the dropdown menu attached to the select unit button.

Select unit dropdown button

Select unit dropdown button

On the next page, all the test lists with the chosen frequency will be displayed along with relevant information about the last time that test list was performed and when the test list is next due on this unit.

Click on the Perform QC button next to the list that you would like to complete.

Choose a test list to perform

Choose a test list to perform

Performing a test list

An example test list is shown below. Details about all the features will given below but briefly, you can see all the tests completed and ready to be submitted. The shaded input boxes for the last two tests indicate that they are composite tests i.e. they are test values calculated based on the other 4 input values. Passing, tolerance and failing tests are displayed with a green, yellow or red status, respectively. Tests which have no reference or tolerance set for them are shown in blue.

Example test list

Example test list

Viewing test procedures

Clicking on the test name will display instructions or information about performing the test.

Embedded test procedure

Embedded test procedure

Adding comments

You may add either test specific comments by clicking on the speech bubble beside the test or you can add a general comment for the whole test list by entering the comment in the text box below the Submit QC Results button.

Adding comments to a test list

Adding comments to test lists

Adding comments to test lists

Skipping a test

Occasionally it may be required to skip a test when performing a test list. To accomplish this, check off the skip checkbox next to the test and add a comment (required unless the user has the Can skip without comment permission) explaining why you are skipping the test.

Skipping a single test

Skipping a single test

Performing a subset of a test list

Some test lists may have tests from more than one category type. To selectively perform the tests from one or more categories, use the select box from the left hand drawer menu to choose the test categories you want to perform. Tests from categories that are not selected, will be hidden and marked as skipped with a comment explaining why.

Performing a subset (Dosimetry & AQA) of tests within a test list

Performing a subset (Dosimetry & AQA) of tests within a test list

Attaching Files to your session

When performing QC, you may attach arbitrary documents to the test list before submitting (e.g. a PDF report from some external software).

In order to do this, simply click the Browse button and select the files you want to attach.

Attaching files to a test list instance

Attaching files to a test list instance

These files will be saved and available for review later.

Keyboard Shortcuts

There are currently a limited number of keyboard shortcuts available when performing a test list:

  • Use the up/down arrow keys to navigate between test input fields
  • Hit Enter or Tab to cycle through the test input fields

More keyboard shortcuts will be made available in the future.

Saving a test list to complete it later

If for some reason you need to finish a test list at a later time, you can click the Mark this list as still in progress checkbox next to the Submit QC Results button. When this box is checked, the test list will not be considered complete and will not be marked for review.

Save a test list to complete later

Save a test list to complete later

When you are ready to complete the test list, you can find it by selecting the In Progress menu option

In progress menu

In progress menu

and then clicking Continue on your saved result.

Continue an in progress test list

Continue an in progress test list

When performing a test list, the left hand drawer menu will also show any In Progress QC sessions for the current test list.

Continue an in progress test list from the sidebar

Continue an in progress test list from the sidebar

Auto Save

As of version 0.3.1, QATrack+ now auto-saves your data in the background every time you enter a new test result. This helps prevent data loss in the case that a user mistakenly navigates away from a test list page without submiting the data, or due to a browser crash, power failure, etc.

You can see the last auto-save time in the top right hand portion of the form for entering QC data.

Autosave status showing last saved time

Autosave status showing last saved time

When performing a test list with autosaved data available, the left hand drawer menu will also show any autosaved sessions which you can click to load and continue.

Continue an autosaved test list instance

Continue an autosaved test list instance

Autosaved sessions will be automatically deleted either:

  1. When the QC session is submitted succesfully -or-
  2. After 30 days has passed since the auto-saved session was last modified. (To change the 30 day interval, you may change the AUTOSAVE_DAYS_TO_KEEP setting).