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Minimising uncertainty in laboratory medicine

Minimising uncertainty in laboratory medicine

The issue of measurement uncertainty and its assessment has been a continuing theme across the past six issues of Pathology in Practice, and coverage of this topic concluded in the June issue. The series of articles has proved to be of considerable value to all those facing assessment by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) against the standards that comprise ISO 15189:2012 Medical laboratories – Requirements for quality and competence. However, uncertainty in its various other forms frequently emerges in this publication. The June cover topic is pre-eclampsia testing, and the latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance that aims to limit the uncertainty around the possible development of this form of gestational hypertension (pictured) in late pregnancy.

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Putting it all together, building the measurement uncertainty budget

Putting it all together, building the measurement uncertainty budget

The seventh and final article in this series by Stephen MacDonald on individual aspects of the assessment of uncertainty of measurement provides an example of how to set, assess and review measurement uncertainty in any situation in the laboratory.

Tissue handling for molecular pathology: a topic of increasing importance

Tissue handling for molecular pathology: a topic of increasing importance

Louise Jones and Clare Craig reflect on the outputs of a workshop held last year, which looked at how best to handle surgical specimens from the point of removal, such that optimal results will be obtained from molecular analysis as well as conventional microscopy and immunohistochemistry.

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