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Introduction to statistical quality control

Kathleen P. Freeman DVM, PhD1, Jennifer R. Cook DVM, MS2, and Emma H. Hooijberg BVSc, PhD3
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  • 1 Synlab-VPG/Exeter, Exeter Science Park, Exeter EX5 2FN, England
  • | 2 Idexx Laboratories Inc, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, South Africa
  • | 3 Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Introduction

Previous articles 1,2,3,4 in this series on quality management for in-clinic laboratories have introduced the need for a total quality management system for in-clinic laboratory testing, quality planning, and a quality plan; discussed some aspects of facilities, instrumentation, health and safety, training, and improvement opportunities; discussed standard operating procedures; and considered various aspects of equipment or instrument maintenance and analytic performance assessment. The purpose of this final article is to provide additional information and examples regarding statistical QC for in-clinic laboratory testing and to expand on the quality-assurance concepts introduced in the

Supplementary Materials

    • Supplementary Figure S1 (PDF 265 KB)
    • Supplementary Appendix S1 (XLSX 19 KB)
    • Supplementary Appendix S2 (PDF 206 KB)

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Cook (jennifer-cook@idexx.com).