External quality assessment in the measurement of haemoglobin by blood gas analysers in Belgium.

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

Peer reviewed scientific article



OBJECTIVE: The Belgian national External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) for haematology organized a survey to assess the reliability of haemoglobin (Hb) measurements with the blood gas analysers (BGAs) currently available in Belgian hospitals.MATERIAL AND METHODS: All hospital laboratories received two specimens of fresh EDTA anticoagulated whole blood and were asked to determine the Hb concentration using both the conventional haematology analyser (HA) and all BGAs in the hospital. Ninety-seven hospital laboratories participated in the study and a total of 166 results were reported. The …

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