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Six Sigma Standards

Understanding Six Sigma Standards

With increasing demand for improved accuracy and reliability of results, Six Sigma is revolutionizing how clinical laboratories measure quality control. Assay and instrument developers understand the value of Six Sigma performance and apply it to quantify performance on diagnostic systems.
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Alinity hq Sigma Metrics

Sten Westgard explains how sigma metrics are derived from the TEa target and the actual imprecision and bias of a particular assay/device. Discussion will include real life results obtained by various hematology analyzers as well as the impact on a laboratory’s quality control strategy of measuring the analytical performance using the Six Sigma scale.
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Success And Challenges Of Six Sigma Metrics In The Hematology Laboratory

Six sigma is a data-driven continuous improvement tool. When applied to laboratory medicine, it can help assess and improve the analytical performance of measurement processes. Results of Six Sigma metrics on the Alinity hq system obtained through collaboration with Westgard QC will be shared.
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