Automation ("tracks") is marketed to laboratories as the solution to most if not all of their problems. But when done poorly, it can actually causes more problems than it solves. Take this opportunity to learn the inefficiencies that may befall a laboratory that selects the wrong automation solution.
The 2017 Great Global QC Survey reached over 900 laboratory professionals from more than 105 countries. Learn what we discovered about the world's QC.
The Theranos Scandal is an object lesson for the laboratory industry. It's not only an example of what NOT to do, but also an example of what we risk when we don't demand proof of quality, or what we might suffer if we don't prove the quality we're delivering. We don't want to be Theranosed. And we certainly don't want to be Theranosing others...
In 2017, Clinical Chemistry published a study evaluating the trueness of 24 Serum Albumin methods.
The official guide to developing IQCPs is finally out! What does it tell us about laboratory implementation of Risk Management for Quality Control? Do we even need the EP[tm] 23A guideline anymore?
March 2017: Westgard, Armbruster and Westgard editors are proud to announce a special issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine.
On November 24th and 25th of 2014, the first EFLM Strategic Conference on 'Defining analytical performance goals 15 years after the Stockholm Conference on Quality Specifications in Laboratory Medicine' was held. The conference organizers released the official restructured hierarchy in 2015.