Tools, Technologies and Training for Healthcare Laboratories

Basic Planning for Quality

Management of analytical quality. Advanced lessons on quality in the laboratory.

QP-6: Adopting the OPSpecs Chart as Your Planning Tool

Want to build QC requirements into your quality-planning process? Take method instability into account? Use a quick graphical method? OPSpecs (Operating Specifications) charts are graphical tools does all that and more. All you need to do is figure out if a point is above or below a line. How much simpler can it get? (Preview)

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QP-15: Frequently-Asked-Questions about Quality Planning

Usually, we put the FAQ's in our Questions section, but after 14 lessons in Quality Planning, a few questions have come up and it's better to answer them right here. Dr. Westgard clears up some of the common areas of confusion in quality planning. If you still have a question after reading this, please let us know and we'll answer you.

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QP-13: Coagulation Applications

Many laboratorians commonly think that QC theory is only for chemistry. Not true! The Quality Planning process can be applied to any test - and here's the proof for coagulation analytes like Prothrombing Time, Partial Thromboplastin Time, and Fibrinogen.  (Preview)

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