Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Reducing Errors in Anatomic Pathology Laboratories with Help of EQA

International Conference for Pathologists and Medical Lab Managers in Vancouver

One big take-away from this meeting was that the bar is being raised for the quality of the lab test results produced by a medical laboratory. Issues of bias, variability, and inaccuracy that accompany the technologies and methods used by clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups were front and center during all three days of the meeting.

“For example, I would like to see the pathology profession bring intra-observer comparison into use,” continued Flynn. “This can be done through proficiency testing programs or external quality assessment.

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Medical Laboratory Quality and Anatomic Pathology Errors among Issues Discussed during Lab Quality Management Conference in Vancouver

EQA programs for anatomic pathology and technology by Labquality

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