HbA1c standardization - Labquality Days 2018

Why is HbA1c standardisation needed?

  Abstract: HbA1c standardisation and clinical outcomes Definitive studies in the 1990s such as the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) in type 1 diabetes and the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS) in type 2 diabetes have proven a relationship between HbA1c and diabetes complications. At the time of these studies, there was little … Continued

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Reference methods in clinical chemistry

Reference methods in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine

  Abstract: Reference measurement procedures – Emphasis on performance specifications and operating laboratories In the discipline of laboratory medicine there is consensus that routine measurement procedures/assays claiming the same measurand should give equivalent results within clinically meaningful limits, and that trueness is the ideal basis for achieving equivalence. This measurement paradigm was already propagated by … Continued

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Total Laboratory Examination Process

Standardization and harmonization of the total laboratory examination process

  Abstract: Standardization and Harmonization in Laboratory Medicine: A Matter of Patient Safety Standardization and harmonization initiatives in laboratory medicine should include all aspects of the total examination process, from the “pre-pre-analytical” phase through analysis to the “post-post-analytical” phase. Rapidly available and precise results can indeed be of very limited value if they cannot be … Continued

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Analytical quality specifications - Labquality Days 2018

How to set analytical performance specifications in laboratory medicine?

  Abstract: Performance Specifications with Special Emphasis on Biological Variation Data How to set analytical performance specifications was discussed on the 1th Straategic conference of EFLM in Milan 2014. Four models were recommended: Model 1: Based on the effect of analytical performance on clinical outcomes. Model 2. Based on components of biological variation of the … Continued

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New glucose strategy - Labquality Days 2018

Alternative Glucose Monitoring Strategy

Abstract – Labquality Days 2018   The FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System – enriched opportunities in diabetes management The prevalence of diabetes is achieving epidemic proportions and a multifactorial approach is required to reduce the risk of complications and consequent morbidity and mortality. Glycemic control remains key to reducing microvascular complications and long-term macrovascular … Continued

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Visitors from 40 countries - Labquality Days 2018

Medical Laboratory Professionals from 40 Countries

  International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine 8-9 February, 2018 The 2018 congress has already attracted medical laboratory and quality management professionals form 40 countries to Helsinki to participate to the most interesting congress on laboratory medicine and healthcare technology field in Europe. The scientific program deals with quality issues of laboratory medicine and … Continued

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EDTA tubes with heart - Labquality Days 2018

Challenge of Improved Outcomes in Diabetes Care

  Abstract – www.labqualitydays.com Role of Laboratories  Timo Kouri, MD PhD, Senior Physician (HUS) Role of clinical laboratories is focused on accuracy and traceability of multiple measurements used to treat diabetes patients. This activity is officially described in ISO 15189:2013 standard (Medical laboratories. Requirements for quality and competence), and a parallel ISO 22870:2016 standard (Point-of-care … Continued

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Labquality Days on Twitter

Labquality Days has 1500 followers on Twitter

  Follow us on Twitter #LQD2018 You can find the International Congress on Quality in Laboratory Medicine from Twitter by @LabqualityDays. We have already more than 1500 followers on Twitter and the community is growing fast.  Join us and get updated by the latest news and  related activities. The official hashtag for the 2018 congress … Continued

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