Laboratory medicine training should include method standardization03/14/2017
Christa Cobbaert from the Netherlands has written a powerful editorial for the journal Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine in which she presents a compelling case for global laboratory medicine method standardization as a way forward for improved patient care. She concludes: “Global standardization efforts are key for future success and demand holistic and strongly coordinated approaches with matched legislation and regulation. Furthermore, standardization of tests should no longer be considered a pastime of those interested in metrology; instead, scientifically underpinned standardization education should become an integral part of curricula of future specialists in laboratory medicine”
The editorial may be downloaded here.
Elsewhere on this website you can find the first of a series of webinars about traceability in laboratory medicine and method standardization. This webinar, which is freely available, is targeted at trainees in laboratory medicine. It may be downloaded here