A COMPLEX Decision

When a newer model instrument is acquired that replaces an older model, several considerations should have been taken into account, including cost per test, operator time and involvement,  processing time, maintenance and calibration requirements, and result  reporting systems.  But that is not all.   It is common practice to substitute reagents manufactured by another company that…

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Delegation Contra-indication

The delegation of oversight responsibility to competent individuals is often a problem in smaller, especially office,  laboratories where the only staff associated with the laboratory, beyond the Lab Director,  is the medical assistant or nurse.  One would expect that when the Laboratory Director wants to delegate specific QA and other monitoring /oversight responsibilities, that the…

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