Tools, Technologies and Training for Healthcare Laboratories

QC Design

Planning and Designing QC procedures for maximum error detection, minimum false rejection, and optimum efficiency.

Total Allowable Error and the Brain to Brain Loop

Total Error. Total Analytical Error. Total Allowable Error. There are a number of terms in use about errors, and it appears that a recent editorial from Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine has mistaken what the meanings of these terms are. Another popular concept right now is the "Brain-to-Brain" loop. How does Total Analytical Error interface with the Brain-to-Brain Loop? Are the two approaches in conflict or complementary?

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We need more data, more data, and more data

There is an oft-quoted maxim for the restaurant business, that only three things matter: location, location, location. In a similar vein, medical laboratories trying to assess method performance and analytical quality need to focus on three things: data, more data, and still more data.

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