Tools, Technologies and Training for Healthcare Laboratories

Quality Requirements and Standards

What's the Right Goal - an example

Here's a recent example proving the importance of the choice of quality requirement. A laboratory was reviewing the performance of a cholesterol method. By one local standard, the performance was not acceptable. By another standard (CLIA), it was. So is the method good or not? Which quality requirements are right? This case study looks at a number of quality requirements and compares them.

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