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QC educational materials available at every level of expertise

 

We provide updated QC educational materials for every level of expertise. From basic to intermediate and advanced topics, you’re sure to find the resources you need at every step of your QC journey. Basic includes core topics of quality control, including materials for those who want a refresher or are new to the field. Intermediate covers quality control design and strategy with topics aimed at improving lab quality. Advanced offers QC statistics, risk management, and other topics for experienced professionals desiring further education.

QC design and strategy

We offer three levels of training around QC design and strategy. Whether you’re looking for the basics or a lesson in how to participate in our Unity Interlaboratory Program, these resources can help optimize your knowledge to build a better lab.

Using quality control

Beginner Article

Focus of laboratory quality control

Beginner eNewsletter

QC today

Beginner eNewsletter

Discover the importance of independent quality control

Beginner Article

Independent controls

Beginner Video

Basic lessons in laboratory quality control workbook

Beginner Article Login required

Unity Interlaboratory Program comprehensive review

Beginner Article

An introduction to quality control design

Beginner Video

Repeating control and patient samples

Beginner eNewsletter

Newer technologies in QC

Beginner eNewsletter

Building an effective laboratory QC system

Intermediate Article

Designing a quality control strategy

Intermediate eNewsletter

A closer look at control materials

Intermediate eNewsletter

Expert's corner

Advanced Video

Optimizing QC data management with Bio-Rad’s Unity Real Time software

Advanced eNewsletter

Risk management

We offer three levels of resources around QC risk management. Whether you need to assess instrument reliability or learn more about managing risk, we’ll help your mitigate risk and maintain reliability when it comes to patient test results.

Learning from laboratory failures

Beginner eNewsletter

Managing risk more effectively with independent quality controls

Beginner Article

Switching QC lots early has a financial impact to your budget

Beginner eNewsletter

Instrument reliability and QC frequency: a cautionary tale

Intermediate Article

Risk assessment and quality control

Intermediate Article

Six QC recommendations to consider today

Intermediate eNewsletter

Exploring cost of quality in the laboratory

Intermediate eNewsletter

Patient risk management

Advanced Article

Risk management and statistical QC

Advanced eNewsletter

Recovering from out-of-control conditions

Advanced eNewsletter

QC regulation and accreditation

We offer two levels of resources around lab accreditation and regulation, Beginner and advanced. You’ll find useful a beginner’s guide to ISO 15189 along with a guide to gaining accreditation and a resource on how to manage imprecision.

Seeking lab accreditation under ISO 15189

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ISO 15189

Advanced Article

QC statistics

We offer three levels of resources around QC statistics. You’ll find materials on analytical assessment in the clinical lab, impact of testing on patient results, and a guide on implementing Six Sigma processes in your lab, among others.

Systems of quality control for the clinical laboratory

Beginner Article

Measurement uncertainty 101

Beginner eNewsletter

Validation 101

Beginner eNewsletter

Quick QC error case studies

Beginner eNewsletter

Analytical assessment in the clinical laboratory

Beginner eNewsletter

The frequency of quality control testing

Intermediate eNewsletter

The impact of QC frequency on patient results

Intermediate eNewsletter

Don’t solely rely on sigma values to determine QC frequency

Intermediate eNewsletter

Sigma metrics, total error budgets, and QC

Advanced eNewsletter

Practical guide to Six Sigma in the clinical lab

Advanced eNewsletter

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