Quality assurance

Topic Completed: 1 June 2012

Revised: 7 January 2019, last major update June 2012

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PubMed Search: Coagulation laboratory tests - quality assurance

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Parsons J. Quality assurance. website. Accessed July 10th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Important to prevent laboratory errors
  • CLIA regulations require patient and control specimens be tested in duplicate only for manual coagulation tests, but not for automated tests
  • CLIA regulations require calibration and calibration verification procedures to substantiate continued accuracy throughout the laboratorys reportable range of test results
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