Six Sigma is a quality management and improvement tool which estimates quality based on traditional parameters used in the clinical laboratory: allowable total error (TEa), precision and bias. Listen in as Sten Westgard shares results obtained by various hematology analyzers and discusses the impact on a laboratory’s quality control strategy.
Sten Westgard, MS
Director of Client Services and Technology, Westgard Quality Control
Apply the concept of Six Sigma metrics to laboratory hematology
Identify the various sources of Total Allowable Error targets available for hematology measurands AND select the most appropriate performance specifications
Optimize the QC rules, controls, and frequency based on the appropriately calculated analytical Sigma-metric
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