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Vet Clin Pathol. 2015 Dec;44(4):477-92. doi: 10.1111/vcp.12299. Epub 2015 Nov 23.

ASVCP quality assurance guidelines: external quality assessment and comparative testing for reference and in-clinic laboratories.

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1
Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.
2
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA.
3
IDEXX Laboratories Ltd., Wetherby, UK.
4
IDEXX Laboratories Inc., Houston, TX, USA.

Abstract

The purpose of this document is to educate providers of veterinary laboratory diagnostic testing in any setting about comparative testing. These guidelines will define, explain, and illustrate the importance of a multi-faceted laboratory quality management program which includes comparative testing. The guidelines will provide suggestions for implementation of such testing, including which samples should be tested, frequency of testing, and recommendations for result interpretation. Examples and a list of vendors and manufacturers supplying control materials and services to veterinary laboratories are also included.

KEYWORDS:

ASVCP guidelines; QALS committee; comparative testing; external quality assurance

PMID:
26595645
DOI:
10.1111/vcp.12299
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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