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Milan Manifesto: Are Quality Goals Evolving, Devolving, or simply Revolving?

While Americans were gorging themselves on turkey, assiduously avoiding talking politics with their relatives, slipping into tryptophan-induced unconsciousness in front of the television, an elite group of metrologists, biochemical scientists, and leaders of the quality field were gathering in Milan to discuss a far-ranging series of topics. Oh, and they were also deciding the fate of the laboratory world and how and what analytical quality specifications will be allowed in the future.

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Quality of HbA1c in 2014, Part Three

The third installment discussing the quality of HbA1c devices in 2014, based on the new study by Lenters-Westra and Slingerland in Clinical Chemistry. In this part, Dr. Westgard looks at data from the second reagent lot tested, as well as provides an analysis using IFCC units and reference methods.

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Quality of HbA1c in 2014, Part Two

The second installment discussing the quality of HbA1c devices in 2014, based on the new study by Lenters-Westra and Slingerland in Clinical Chemistry. The good news: now 4 out of 7 methods meet the minimum analytical performance. The bad news: that's still 3 of 7 that don't. There's still a lot of room for improvement.

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Quality of HbA1c in 2014

Lenters-Westra and Slingerland have just published a new review of HbA1c POC devices. The good news: now 4 out of 7 methods meet the minimum analytical performance. The bad news: that's still 3 of 7 that don't. There's still a lot of room for improvement.

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