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Which QC is the Right QC?

Anyone working in a laboratory will understand the importance of quality control (QC). QC is the process used to detect errors in order to ensure the reliability and accuracy of patient test results. Without QC, laboratory errors could go unnoticed potentially resulting in misdiagnosis and inappropriate or delayed treatment, all of which could be life-threatening for the patient.

This white paper shows cases an example where, by using third party controls, a procedural error was identified that the reagent manufacturer’s control was masking. This demonstrates that good laboratory practice is when a quality control material is run in the same way as a patient sample.