Between-lot variation in external quality assessment of glucose: clinical importance and effect on participant performance evaluation.

@article{Kristensen2005BetweenlotVI,
  title={Between-lot variation in external quality assessment of glucose: clinical importance and effect on participant performance evaluation.},
  author={Gunn Berit Berge Kristensen and Nina Gade Christensen and Geir Thue and Sverre Sandberg},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 9},
  pages={1632-6}
}
BACKGROUND External quality assessment schemes (EQAS) are conducted to evaluate user performance (participant assessment) and to assess different methods and instruments (method assessment). The quality of control materials is crucial to achieving these goals. Inconsistencies in between-lot variations detected by use of different control and sample materials may affect EQAS outcomes. METHODS For the Accu-Chek Sensor, Precision Xtra, Ascensia Elite, and HemoCue 201 glucometers, 3 different… CONTINUE READING