Topic outline

  • Management of the quality in the pre-analytical phase

    Presenter: Kjell Grankvist

    • professor of Clinical Chemistry and Director of the Department of Biobank Research at Umeå University
    • a member of the EFLM Working Group on Preanalytical Phase

    Moderator: Ana-Maria Simundic

    The preanalytical phase is the main contributor to diagnostic errors. Modifying staff behaviour to conform to venous specimen collection practice guidelines and other recommended practices has proved to be a difficult task.

    Keywords: quality manegement, preanalytical phase, phlebotomy, risk management, ISO 15189

    Recorded on 10th November