Determining your QC frequency used to be the reserve of the few and highly sophisticated. It's time we made some calculators available so the rest of the world can do it.
CCLM has published a set of 13 analytical performance specifications for measurement uncertainty. Only 7 years after the Milan Consensus Meeting. And only 15-20 years after MU took center stage in the laboratory quality debate.
A few months into the Covid19 crisis, we need to stop treating it as a short-term crisis and start preparing it like it's a long-term emergency.
Wayne Dimech revisits the quality challenges of SARS-Cov-2 testing. More than a year later, are we doing any better? Wayne Dimech is Executive Manager, Scientific and Business Relations at NRL, Australia (NRL) in Melbourne. He is a recognized expert in infectious disease serology and laboratory quality.
It's 2021, the new year, so of course it's time for someone to suggest a new way to do QC. This time it's the metrologists, and their proposal has a few merits and many more downsides.
Uncertainty in How to Calculate Measurement Uncertainty: Different approaches for incorporating effects of clinically significant bias
Funny thing about measurement uncertainty - it's not always clear how to calculate it. Particularly when clinically significant bias exists.
We know how to change QC frequency in a data-driven, evidence-based, patient-risk focused way. But we don't seem to be doing it at all.