Asked by: Blasida Peñagarikano
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What is an analytical error in the lab?

The two major causes of analytical errors are instrument malfunction and operator error. Some examples of analytical errors include equipment malfunction, procedures (i.e., standard operating procedures and assay instructions) not followed, undetected failure of quality control, sample mixups, and test interference.

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In this way, what are common errors occur in laboratory?

Most common error in the collection of the samples and reporting are: Wrong labeling of the sample. The wrong sample of the different patients or not the proper identification of the patient. Wrong ratio of the blood and the anticoagulant.

Similarly, how are pre analytical errors prevented in the laboratory? “Other measures for avoiding preanalytical errors that have proven successful are: never accept an unlabelled sample. Never allow unlabelled or mislabeled samples to be relabeled, if recollection is feasible." "Document relabeling must be approved by an attending physician, with results footnoted.

One may also ask, what is laboratory error?

Laboratory error is defined as any defect from ordering tests to reporting and interpretation of results. Laboratory errors have a reported frequency of 0.012-0.6% of all test results which in turn has huge impact on diagnosis and patient management as 60–70% of all diagnosis are made on the basis of laboratory tests.

How can laboratory errors be reduced?

The digital transformation of medical

  1. Implement bar code identification system.
  2. Provide automatic transmission of reports by computer, pager or other electronic formats.
  3. Learn from mistakes and near misses.
  4. Establish clear format for reporting results.
  5. Set up facility-wide protocols.

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