Quality Control in Clinical Laboratory Samples
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH)
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Quality control QC is one of the most important impacts on laboratory testing - it ensures both precision and accuracy of patient sample results. The integrity of quality control samples is important to both management of overall quality as well as meeting requirements of proficiency testing. Addressing QC issues are critical to identification of potential errors with patient results, including reagent matrix effects as well as calibration misalignment of testing function. Maintaining accurate and frequent checks of laboratory sample testing through quality control is vital to ensuring patient testing is done right and produces accurate results for both the patient and physicians. Also, management of matrix effects and calibration misalignment are important aspects to observing shifting L-J charts and adjustments of accuracy over time. Continuous monitoring of quality control testing and capture of biases or trends are important factors to ensure accuracy of patient testing results. As clinical laboratory scientists, our function as managers is as valuable to the patients as our ability to analyze their samples.
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