- Quality Requirements and Standards ( 32 Articles )
Best Practices for the laboratory, Best practices for data in publications, Best practices for standards, and other articles about the quailty of quality rules, standards, and regulations.
- Quality of Laboratory Testing ( 9 Articles )
A series of articles taking a data-driven look at the quality of laboratory testing in the US, using proficiency testing data from multiple programs, and Sigma-metric analysis.
- Statistics ( 1 Article )
- Six Sigma ( 4 Articles )
- Tools ( 4 Articles )
Essays on tools and products that help you Design QC, valdiate methods, etc.
- Trends ( 26 Articles )
Essays on recent stories in the news, current trends, and other topical issues.
- Guest Essay ( 64 Articles )
Essays written on a variety of topics by guest authors, experts, and scientists.
- Basic QC Practices ( 11 Articles )
Essays on the basics of quality control: control charts, out-of-control events, common problems encountered by the laboratory, and more.
- CLIA ( 11 Articles )
Essays on the CLIA Final Rule, State Operators Manual, and other regulations.
- High Reliablility ( 1 Article )
Essays on High Reliabilty Organization (HRO) theory and related quality management tools.
- Housekeeping ( 9 Articles )
Discussions about the Westgard website, company, and our products and services.
- ISO ( 10 Articles )
ISO 15189, measurement uncertainty, GUM, and other ISO concepts.
- Links ( 10 Articles )
Discussions following up Dr. Westgard's many trips abroad. These articles summarize the trip (with pictures) and provide links to additional resources based on those talks.
- Maryland General ( 10 Articles )
Reporting and analysis of the 2004 "Maryland General Scandal" and the investigation into serious laboratory failures, as well as the subsequent Congressional hearings and GAO report on laboratory quality.
- Personal ( 17 Articles )
Dr. Westgard's personal thoughts and reflections on a variety of topics.
- QC Design ( 13 Articles )
Planning and Designing QC procedures for maximum error detection, minimum false rejection, and optimum efficiency.
- Method Validation ( 4 Articles )
Essays on the execution and use of method validation studies. How to turn validation statistics into meaningful judgments.
- Risk Management ( 14 Articles )
Essays on Risk, Risk Management, and related tools like FMEA, PRA, etc.