Posted by Sten Westgard, MS
Do you know where your IQCP is?
EQC is dead and gone and IQCP has gone live. Two years of anticipation have culminated in a flurry of last minute efforts to meet the deadline. But now that we've reached the Era of IQCP, what have labs actually accomplished?
Your Risk-Free IQCP inspection tips
An example simplified IQCP Primer
An example IQCP for C.Difficile
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A recent study in Revista de Caldida Asistencial analyzed the latest core laboratory system from Roche Diagnostics and the importance of implementing an analytical quality control system. The University Hospital of Salamanca in Spain scrutinized the analytical performance of their chemistry assays, with the help of Bio-Rad Multiqual controls, and calculated Sigma-metrics to help assess that performance.
When you apply the toughest Ricos goals, can today's latest instrument stand up? Or are the CLIA goals still relevant and practical?
We don't often analyzer hematology instruments at Westgard Web. It's been too long since our last review. So we're looking at a study of a new minature automated hematology analyzer as detailed in the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology. Are today's hematology instruments meeting the necessary performance specifications?
In hematology, do we need to worry about assay quality?
Welcome SiPH, Param 9 and Ramathibodi Hospitals to Sigma VP
Praram 9 Hospital
Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital (SiPH)
Three more hospitals have achieved the Sigma Verification of Performance.