NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Mario Plebani
This Week’s Scientific Short was contributed by Dr. Mario Plebani, the 2014 AACC/NACB Award winner for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area of Research.   Quality in laboratory medicine should be defined as the guarantee that each and every step in the total testing ...(Read More)
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)
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