2020. A dumpster fire of a year. How did labs fare? Was this the year that broke the lab? Or the year that labs shined more than ever? Or both?
Patient Based Real Time Quality Control (PBRTQC) is the newest trend in the elite laboratories and academic literature. What is it, and is it really ready for prime time?
It's October 2020. Time to take a hard look at truth, untruth, and the consequences of pretending there's no difference.
Back in April 2020, we encouraged labs to treat the pandemic as a marathon, not a sprint. Now more than 6 months later, it's looking more like an ultra-marathon. How does our advice stand up?
If you have an instrument without reagents, a device without kits, a PCR method without swabs, a test without controls, an assay without validation, capacity wihout a plan ... This is Not a Test