Quality Assurance Procedures to Minimize the Lab's Spurious Results

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Ahmed Bentahar MD, PhD, Senior Manager Global Scientific Marketing, Hematology/Urinalysis, Beckman Coulter

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When errors pass through laboratory tests undetected, patients may suffer. What if one of the tests your laboratory performs frequently is also the one most commonly at risk for error? Consider patients who present with symptoms of anemia. Clinicians confer the highest importance to hemoglobin (Hgb) measurement. This is because this parameter can directly reflect patient quality of life, independent of any underlying disease that may cause the anemia. Hence, there is a need for quality assurance (QA) measures that ensure Hgb testing reliability. The “rule of three” contributes largely to this end. Dr. Ahmed Bentahar, senior manager, global scientific marketing at Beckman Coulter, will discuss a more robust method of red blood cell (RBC) testing and analysis that can yield higher quality results. After this webinar, you will be able to: -Use the “rule of three” to combat spurious RBC results -Improve the quality of RBC testing and analysis by combining hematocrit and hemoglobin parameters -Measure RBCs in their native states more precisely to support better patient care

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