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Establishing QC Targets and Ranges for Multiple Instruments

  • Credit:1.0 ACCENT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Date:AUG.24.2022 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Level: Advanced

Price: $0.00

Member Price: $0.00

Register for this webinar to learn how to establish quality control standards across multiple instruments. With your registration, you will have access to the recording on demand through August 31, 2023.


Laboratories with more than one identical instrument need to be able to calculate and understand their actual laboratory performance, because the physician and patient are interested in the quality of the results irrespective of which instrument performed the test. Based on this overall performance it is important to design a quality control (QC) strategy across these instruments. This webinar will describe the difference between the traditional instrument focused assessments and a patient focused assessment. It will also provide guidance on how to establish the QC targets and QC ranges when using multiple instruments.


This activity is designed for lab supervisors, lab directors (and/or assistant directors), lab managers (supervisory and/or non-supervisory), pathologists, fellows, residents, in-training individuals, and other laboratory professionals overseeing/conducting within this topic.


At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the pros/cons of an instrument focused vs patient focused assessment
  • Calculate laboratory performance for multiple instruments
  • Define how to establish QC targets & ranges for multiple instruments


Curtis Parvin, PhDCurtis A. Parvin, PhD
Former Manager of Advanced Statistical Research
Garland, TX USA


AACC is dedicated to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. All participating planning committee members and faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. The intent of this disclosure is to provide participants with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The following faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:

  • Curtis A. Parvin, PhD
    Consultant Fee: Bio-Rad


All recommendations involving clinical medicine are based on evidence accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients; AND/OR all scientific research referred to or reported in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.


This activity is approved for 1.0 ACCENT® continuing education credits. Activity ID# 4087. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies.


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