Tools, Technologies and Training for Healthcare Laboratories

Quality of Laboratory Testing

Part III: The Quality of Cholesterol Testing

December 2004

In the US, cholesterol testing has been discussed for decades. Specific quality requirements for precision and accuracy have existed on the books for years. But now we can determine if labs are meeting these goals. An analysis of over 9,500 laboratories in 5 different PT organizations reveals the difference between optimistic claims and actual achievements.

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