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28 01, 2015

Avoiding Pre-analytical Errors in the Laboratory

By |January 28th, 2015|Laboratory Tests, Medical Laboratory Testing|Comments Off on Avoiding Pre-analytical Errors in the Laboratory

Official reports indicate that clinical laboratory results determine up to 60-70% of physician decisions about hospitalization, discharge, and prescription. Errors can occur in all stages of the testing process - the preanalytical, analytical and postanalytical phases. However, studies show that errors in pre-analytical stage predominate and are as high as 70%. Preanalytical errors can occur [...]

13 08, 2014

FDA to Regulate Medical Laboratory Testing

By |August 13th, 2014|Medical Laboratory Testing|Comments Off on FDA to Regulate Medical Laboratory Testing

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will begin to actively monitor medical laboratory testing. The aim of the regulation is to ensure efficacy and safety of lab tests which are used by physicians to make important treatment decisions. The FDA stated that it would scrutinize laboratory developed tests (LDTs) where [...]