Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Five steps to successful laboratory instrument calibration

Effective instrument calibration should be viewed as the foundation of all laboratory patient testing. It’s the first step to producing reliable patient results and assuring instrument performance. This is the reason laboratories should be paying closer attention.

1. Follow the instrument or reagent manufacturer’s instructions for calibration.
2. Assess the required frequency of calibration when validating assays.
3. Re-calibrate every time a reagent batch is changed
4. Re-calibrate when your QC results are showing a systematic bias
5. Re-calibrate after major instrument maintenance

How to choose an appropriate calibrator?

Read more:
Instrument calibration: vital first step for accurate results?

Source: Lab Test Blob

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