Patient Based Quality Control

Posted On 2020-12-29 13:37:54

This series on “Patient Based Quality Control” is edited by Dr. Mark A. Cervinski, from Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth, Hanover, U.S.A.

There is a trend in laboratory medicine towards increasing automation and centralization. While the trend towards increasing automation and centralization has been in process for several years, the primary focus has been on clinical chemistry and hematology laboratories. Automation’s ceaseless march is now however also beginning to encircle microbiology and molecular pathology laboratories. I hope reader will find this series informative, and that new and instructive patient based quality control tools may be inspired by these articles.

The series “Patient Based Quality Control” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Mark Cervinski is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.