This article addresses sources of error in the pre- and postanalytic phases of the testing cycle, using the collection of blood specimens as a paradigm for quality improvement in these phases of testing. The article focuses on appropriateness of the test request, patient and sample identification, criteria for acceptance and rejection of specimens, and the communication and interpretation of results.

Quality improvement in laboratory medicine: extra-analytical issues.

LIPPI, Giuseppe;GUIDI, Giancesare
2008

Abstract

This article addresses sources of error in the pre- and postanalytic phases of the testing cycle, using the collection of blood specimens as a paradigm for quality improvement in these phases of testing. The article focuses on appropriateness of the test request, patient and sample identification, criteria for acceptance and rejection of specimens, and the communication and interpretation of results.
clinical laboratory
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