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Design and prototype of an external quality assurance program for urine bicarbonate

By Ryan Benjamin


This dissertation validates a Beckman-Coulter DxC(R) assay for total bicarbonate in urine and then proceeds to design, prototype and cost an inter-laboratory comparison (ILC) program for the above urine bicarbonate based on the validation. Furthermore, this work serves as a case study for how to establish proficiency testing - and thereby achieve accreditation - for tests without external quality assurance because of analyte instability

Topics: Chemical Pathology
Publisher: Division of Chemical Pathology
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:localhost:11427/10080
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