A 2015 study compared the performance of two blood gas analyzers with a core laboratory instrument. Can we assume that our modern blood gas results will match the core labs results?
Sigma Metric Analysis
A 2014 article in the Nigerian Medical Journal assessed the Sigma-metrics of a chemistry analyzer. The results raise important questions.
A 2013 study from the Journal of Laboratory Medicine and Quality Assurance evaluated the performance of a Chinese manufactured automated chemistry analyzer running Korean reagent. The study produced a lot of r-values in the 0.99 range. Does this mean the analyzer-reagent combination is better than the west?
A 2014 letter to the editor of the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology evaluated the performance of the Mindray automated hematology analyzer BC 6800. The letter authors concluded this instrument is "good and precise." Does Sigma-metric analysis agree?
The August 2014 issue of the Journal of Clniical Chemistry had not one, but two different articles assessing the quality of different HbA1c methods. In addition to the Lenters-Westra and Slingerland, Woodworth et al performend a Sigma-metric analysis - this time "patient-weighted" - of their own. Do the metrics agree?