At the 40th birthday party of the "Westgard Rules", a generous serving of questions and answers were served, along with some virtual cake.
Earlier this month we held the “Breaking all the Rules” Zoom. There were many questions asked, not all of which could be answered in an hourlong zoom. So here are a few lingering questions, abstracted so they are easier to understand outside of the zoom.
What happens when your QC is literally a straight line? What might be happening?
In this world of ever-increasing volume and ever-consolidating labs, there is a growing desire to "simplify" QC designs by using similar means and similar SDs for multiple methods, instruments, and laboratories. Is this really a good idea? What are the the benefits? What are the risks?
At the LabRoots Webinar on Hematology Quality Assurance, we had a lively exchange with participants. Here are 20 questions that we weren't able to answer in the time alotted. It turns out, many of the questions were about more than just hematology...