Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Sunday, May 8, 2016

What is the Pre-analytical Phase?

Labquality Days - Nordic Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine

Tim Lang, Dr, FRCPath, Consultant Clinical Scientist Clinical Biochemistry Department, University Hospital of North Durham, UK

Test ordering and collection of samples are important tasks in the pre-analytical phase of the laboratory diagnosis pathway. Over recent years the European Federation for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM) Working group for Preanalytical Phase (WG-PRE) has strived to make quality improvements and harmonize the many aspects of this phase. At the same time laboratories are under pressure to deliver a high quality service to meet the needs of their patients against ever expanding workloads,  increase costs, reduced revenue and inappropriate testing. They are challenged to identify this waste in their processes and remove unnecessary steps in their patients’ journeys.

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Demand management in the preanalytical phase - Labquality

Source: Labquality Days
Image credits: Tim Lang & Plebani

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