Our review of several publications on pre-analytical quality finds that the convergence of world pre-analytical quality is upon us. That, and the plateau is real.
Basic QC Practices
The latest news on pre-analytical errors. In 2019, are we pushing the limits of improvements we can make?
A new survey of 21 Large Academic Medical Centers in the USA has revealed some sobering facts. We assume that QC processes have evolved from the antique practices of the 1950s and 1960s, particularly since the introduction of "Westgard Rules" in 1981 and other evidence-based optimization techniques in subsequent decades. The reality appears to be the opposite. QC practices may be regressing, not evolving.
The continuing discussion of pre-analytical quality in the literature prompts us to update our review of current laboratory defect rates. From a laboratory in India, what can we see in recent developments in processes
In 2017, we conducted a QC Survey all over the world. But we primarily focused on the chemistry practices. What about hematology practices? We have just enough responses to help us paint a picture of the state of hematology QC.