Posted by Sten Westgard, MS
Here's what's new on Westgard Web this month:
Could this QC get you fired?
One of our readers submitted a very interesting scenario: a mysterious discrepancy between the instrument records and LIS records of QC values. Do you think you can solve the case of the "out-and-in-control" QC?
Is this QC sending you to repeat or redundancy?
Three POC glucose devices for the neonatal ICU
As part of our continuing series of evaluations, we take a look at three point-of-care (POC) blood glucose meters (BGMs). We examine the results of a paper that studied BGM use in a specific critical setting: the neonatal intensive care unit
Should we totally go to the max with Total Analytic Error?
Albumin Quality: Can any method hit the mark?
Continuing with our series examining quality requirements and goals and the performance of different methods, we set our sites on albumin. We examine the different goals offered for albumin, and evaluate what methods are capable of achieving.
Can any method hit the target for Albumin?