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Alinity hq Sigma Metrics

Overview

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.

 

Speaker

Sten Westgard, MS
Director of Client Services and Technology, Westgard Quality Control

 

Objectives
  • 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

 

Note: Alinity hq is available in select countries, not including the US.

 

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CONTRIBUTORS

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Sten Westgard, MS
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