NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Darci Block, PhD, DABCC
It is well recognized that a majority of lab testing errors occur in the preanalytical phase prior to the blood sample being placed onto the laboratory analyzer (1).  The frequency at which such errors have been reported is summarized in the following figure, adapted from Cararro et. al. (2). Th...(Read More)
By Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ)
Time and time again natural and man-made disasters are affecting hospitals and laboratories throughout the country. In just the past few years news headlines have been littered with tragic hospital scenarios. Some examples include Superstorm Sandy in New York City, devastating tornadoes in Tuscaloo...(Read More)
By Michael Laposata, M.D., Ph.D.
​When a surgeon mistakenly removes the wrong thing or a patient is administered 4 times the appropriate dose of chemotherapy, the error is rapidly recognized. When physicians fail to order the correct laboratory tests or incorrectly interpret the test results, even when a lethal outcome ensues, the...(Read More)
By Vince Stine, PhD
In 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act to reduce the growing federal deficit.  The law  required the legislative body to develop and implement a ten year plan for cutting federal spending by $1.2 trillion that would take effect on January 1, 2013.  If they failed to reach an agreement auto...(Read More)
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