Archived QC Articles

Molecular Techniques in Histopathology
Exploration to probe into the depths of tissue morphology and molecular pathology will continue with histotechnology as the driving force »


New Technologies in QC
New technologies in QC are being presented both locally and nationally »


Point-of-Care Testing
Pros, cons and how the lab can benefit »


Sigma Metrics, Total Error Budgets & QC
Make sure your test system performance and quality control procedures are aligned with your quality goals »


Recovering From an Out-of-Control Condition
The laboratory must assess the impact and have a corrective action strategy »


The Frequency of Quality Control Testing
QC testing by time or number of patient specimens and the implications for patient risk are explored »


Designing a Quality Control Strategy
In the modern laboratory three questions must be answered »


The Focus of Laboratory Quality Control
Why QC strategies should be designed around the patient, not the instrument »


Analytical Assesment in the Clinical Laboratory
Assessing analytical quality goals when the same analyte can be tested on multiple systems is explored »


A Closer Look at Control Material
The combination can improve the overall quality of patient results »


Statistical QC & Risk Management
The combination can improve the overall quality of patient results »


Learning From Laboratory Failures
Monitoring test system failures and QC performance can help identify opportunities for improvement »


QC Today
Quality control plays an essential role in reducing error and minimizing risk »


A Closer Look at Control Material
The classification of control material is an important part of the laboratory's risk profile »


Altered Quality
Consider these case studies to avoid pre-analytical specimen errors »


Choose Lab Tests Wisely
ASCP, in conjunction with a new campaign, gives laboratory testing recommendations »


Understanding Quality Control
A simplified, visual version of Westgard's model sheds light on QC issues »


Quality Safety Nets
Inside the clinical laboratory, measures and standards help clinicians deliver accurate results »


Molecular Diagnostics: MDx Applications, Development Continue
Increase in antibiotic-resistant infections underscores the need for greater adoption of molecular diagnostics »


"Omics" in Microbiology
Transformational new sciences, technologies are explored »


Optimizing Physician Utilization of Lab Services
Effective, innovative strategies are revealed »


Repeating Control & Patient Samples »

Scripted Quality Control
A look at how scripting can enhance LIS function »


The Molecular Edge
Advancing Access To BRCA Testing »


5 Things You Kneed to Know about LOINC
Code system enables providers to achieve interoperability beyond Meaningful Use »


True Plug and Play
IVD analyzers and IT systems interface »


Validation: 101
A guide through the process of verification of instrument, method and control material performance »


HHS Offers FAQs on Individualized Quality Control Plan »

 

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