On December 10th 2014 the first Empower IVD ● Globe user meeting was held in Ghent. The aim of this meeting was to report on the status of the Empower project, which promotes the quality, stability, and comparability of global In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) testing. More than a year ago, we were excited to help spread the word about this project. It's even more gratifying to see the results of the pilot stage.
Hassan Bayat of Sina Lab in Iran contributes additional discussion points to the Clinical Chemistry Journal Club coverage of the Woodworth et al study of HbA1c methods.
While we celebrate 15 years of evidence-based quality goals, we also have a few persistent questions. Why are some goals listed as desirable, optimal, or minimal? Find out why...
Celebrate 15 years of evidence-based quality goals! The 8th update of the biologic variation database, with updated specifications and new analytes for 2014.
With every new version of ISO 15189, there's a need to update the laboratory approach to obtaining accreditation. Just in time, Dr. David Burnett has updated his textbook: A Practical Guide to ISO 15189 in Laboratory Medicine.