Posted by Sten Westgard, MS
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REDUCING RISK: WHAT'S THE RIGHT QC?
At the March CLSI Leadership Conference, an educational symposium tackled
the topic "Reducing Risk in Healthcare: Present and Future Trends in
the Laboratory." Dr. Westgard presented, participated, and offers his
perspective on where Risk QC is going to take the laboratory.
If we do Risk Analysis Right, can we "Right-size" our QC?
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY IN CLINICAL
In the wake of the new CLSI C51 guideline on measurement uncertainty,
we asked noted uncertainty expert Dr. Graham White to provide us with
an easier-to-understand explanation of MU, its role in the clinical
laboratory, and the advantages it offers.
What's the uncertainty around an answer of 42?
CANCER MARKERS ON THE VISTA
A 2011 study performed analysis on the performance of cancer markers on
the Siemens Vista. We use the data to calculate Sigma-metrics. How good
do cancer marker assays need to be? Are new methods meeting those
What's the Sigma of a CA 19-9 assay?: