Operators as Sources of Error
By Carle, B., Vaccaro, W., Albert, K., Curtis, R., Rogrigues, G. | Poster
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Data integrity and confidence in results are critical measures of a laboratory’s quality system. No matter which tests or assays are performed, robust and trustworthy results must be the highest priority for any laboratory.
Many regulatory bodies have established guidelines designed to help laboratories achieve and maintain good quality practices, while providing a sense of confidence in the quality of work performed at an accredited facility.
Not meeting quality standards is an expensive failure for any laboratory. Questionable and unreliable results may lead to several consequences. In the best case scenario, tests and assays will have to be repeated, incurring labor and material costs, which can be quite substantial. If questionable or incorrect results have been released, consequences are usually much more severe and costly, and can include misdiagnosis, poor patient outcomes, and significant legal challenges by affected parties.