Spanish Preanalytical Quality Monitoring Program (SEQC), an overview of 12 years' experience

Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM
María Antonia LlopisMaría Jesús Alsina

Abstract

Preanalytical variables, such as sample collection, handling and transport, may affect patient results. Preanalytical phase quality monitoring should be established in order to minimize laboratory errors and improve patient safety. A retrospective study (2001-2013) of the results obtained through the Spanish Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Pathology (SEQC) External quality assessment (preanalytical phase) was performed to summarize data regarding the main factors affecting preanalytical phase quality. Our aim was to compare data from 2006 to 2013 with a previously published manuscript assessing the 2001-2005 period. A significant decrease in rejection rates was observed both for blood and urine samples. For serum samples, the most frequent rejection causes in the first period were non-received samples (37.5%), hemolysis (29.3%) and clotted samples (14.4%). Conversely, in the second period, hemolysis was the main rejection cause (36.2%), followed by non-received samples (34.5%) and clotted samples (11.1%). For urine samples, the main rejection cause overall was a non-received sample (up to 86.1% of cases in the second period, and 81.6% in the first). For blood samples with anticoagulant, the number of rejections a...Continue Reading

References

Jul 18, 2003·American Journal of Clinical Pathology·Michael L AstionValerie L Ng
Sep 24, 2005·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Adolfo RomeroGemma Ramírez
Apr 8, 2006·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Giuseppe LippiMario Plebani
May 30, 2006·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Mario Plebani
Jun 21, 2007·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Mario Plebani
Jul 8, 2008·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Ma Jesús AlsinaCecília Martínez-Brú
Mar 24, 2009·Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry·Giorgio Da Rin
Aug 4, 2011·Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine·Raouf E NakhlehLeonas G Bekeris
Oct 26, 2012·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Wilson ShcolnikDavid Burnett
Feb 12, 2014·Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry·Alberto Dolci, Mauro Panteghini
Mar 14, 2014·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Mario PlebaniZorica Sumarac
Mar 15, 2014·Biochemia Medica·Gunn B B KristensenSverre Sandberg
Jun 5, 2014·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Pilar FernandezMercè Montesinos
Jul 31, 2014·Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine·Donald S Karcher, Christopher M Lehman
Feb 27, 2015·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Mario PlebaniMaria Laura Chiozza
Jul 22, 2015·Annals of Clinical Biochemistry·Michael P CornesSeán J Costelloe

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Methods Mentioned

BETA
ESR

Software Mentioned

SPSS
WEQAS
SEQC

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Blastomycosis

Blastomycosis fungal infections spread through inhaling Blastomyces dermatitidis spores. Discover the latest research on blastomycosis fungal infections here.

Nuclear Pore Complex in ALS/FTD

Alterations in nucleocytoplasmic transport, controlled by the nuclear pore complex, may be involved in the pathomechanism underlying multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Here is the latest research on the nuclear pore complex in ALS and FTD.

Applications of Molecular Barcoding

The concept of molecular barcoding is that each original DNA or RNA molecule is attached to a unique sequence barcode. Sequence reads having different barcodes represent different original molecules, while sequence reads having the same barcode are results of PCR duplication from one original molecule. Discover the latest research on molecular barcoding here.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Microbicide

Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.