J Lab Med Qual Assur.  2009 Jun;31(1):1-12.

Annual Report on External Quality Assessment in Clinical Chemistry in Korea (2008)

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  • 1Clinical Chemistry Subcommittee, The Korean Association of Quality Assurance for Clinical Laboratory, Seoul, Korea. wkmin@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Six trials with 3 samples for each trial for external quality assessment of general chemistry and blood gas were performed in 2008. All the control materials were sent in specifically-made boxes at the same time. The response rates were 93.5% in general chemistry and 88.1% in blood gas. The items included sodium, potassium, chloride, BUN, glucose, calcium, phosphorus, uric acid, creatinine, bilirubin, total protein, albumin, total cholesterol, triglyceride, AST, ALT, ALP, LD and GGT in general chemistry and pH, pCO2 and pO2 in blood gas. Compared with the previous year (2007), change of the methods of analysis and the peer group coefficient of variation was not remarkable and the VIS scores of general chemistry items were slightly improved.

Keyword

External quality assurance; Clinical chemistry

MeSH Terms

Bilirubin
Calcium
Chemistry, Clinical
Cholesterol
Creatinine
Glucose
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Korea
Peer Group
Phosphorus
Potassium
Sodium
Uric Acid
Bilirubin
Calcium
Cholesterol
Creatinine
Glucose
Phosphorus
Potassium
Sodium
Uric Acid
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