CDC Report Assesses the State of Proficiency TestingWhat changes lie ahead? By Phil Kibak
Many laboratorians consider proficiency testing a valuable component of quality management, but many also believe PT needs to be refined and brought up to date. Now the CDC’s PT Working Group has issued its final report, which lists 21 recommendations for improvement.
Liver Disease and BeyondIs Widespread ALT Screening the Answer?By Deborah Levenson
As attention to ALT and AST as screening tests for common liver diseases and other conditions grows, lab directors and physicians are raising concerns about problems with these tests’ reference populations.
PSA Testing The Disconnect Between Standardization and Interpretive CriteriaBy Bernard Cook, PhD, DABCC, FACB
While activities to standardize PSA assays to a uniform calibration material promised to provide benefits, they have invoked unexplained differences between manufacturers’ test results that are not reflected in interpretive criteria.
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