A new approach to define acceptance limits for hematology in external quality assessment schemes.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Abstract:

BACKGROUND: A study performed in 2007 comparing the evaluation procedures used in European external quality assessment schemes (EQAS) for hemoglobin and leukocyte concentrations showed that acceptance criteria vary widely. For this reason, the Hematology working group from the European Organisation for External Quality Assurance Providers in Laboratory Medicine (EQALM) decided to perform a statistical study with the aim of establishing appropriate acceptance limits (AL) allowing harmonization between the evaluation procedures of European EQAS organizers.METHODS: Eight EQAS organizers from s…

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