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Quality Control (QC) Tools

The list below includes QC tools that may be used (depending on the method system) to monitor risk in the analytical phase of the testing process:
  • Intralaboratory QC
  • External quality assessment
    • Peer comparison
    • Proficiency testing program
  • Built-in QC
  • Measuring system function checks
  • Electronic system checks
  • Calibration
  • Delta checks
  • Correlation of multiple analytes in the same sample