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Total Analytic Error: from Concept to Application

An extended version of an essay originally prepared for the September 2013 issue of Clinical Laboratory News. It discusses how "total" our "total error" should be. Back when Total Analytic Error was introduced, it was clear that it concentrated on the analytical step. Over the years, "mission creep" has tempted others to keep expanding the types of errors to be considered.

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