Chapter 1. General Quality Planning in the Hemostasis Laboratory

  1. Steve Kitchen PhD Clinical Scientist Scientific Director1,2,3,
  2. John D. Olson MD, PhD Professor Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs4 and
  3. F. Eric Preston MD, FRCPath, FRCP Emeritus Professor of Hematology Director5,6
  1. J. D. Olson MD, PhD Professor Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303575.ch1

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis

How to Cite

Olson, J. D. (2008) General Quality Planning in the Hemostasis Laboratory, in Quality in Laboratory Hemostasis and Thrombosis (eds S. Kitchen, J. D. Olson and F. E. Preston), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303575.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Sheffield Hemophilia and Thrombosis Centre, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK

  2. 2

    UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  3. 3

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

  5. 5

    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  6. 6

    WHO and WFH International External Quality Assessment Programs for Blood Coagulation, Rutledge Mews, Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168038

Online ISBN: 9781444303575

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Keywords:

  • hemostasis laboratory and general quality planning;
  • control of testing procedure (quality control);
  • sigma metrics for common coagulation tests;
  • external quality assessment (EQA);
  • error detection and correction;
  • Quality System Essentials (CLSI 1999);
  • standard operating procedure (SOP);
  • process descriptions across departments

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Elements of quality in the hemostasis laboratory

  • Conclusions

  • References