Six Sigma Driven Quality Control in Serology

Publication Date: 30 March 2023
Continuing Education Units: Hours: 1.5

Lecture Description:

In this lecture, Mr. Sten Westgard introduces an in-depth discussion on quality control principles and the adoption of the Westgard Sigma Rules for serology testing. This lecture also provides guidance on optimization of your quality control through Six Sigma metrics and introduces the concept of risk-based thinking.

Lecture Objectives:

• In-depth understanding of QC principles 
• Adoption of Westgard Sigma Rules in Serology 
• Optimization of QC through Six Sigma metrics 
• Learn the concepts of Risk-based thinking
  • Run Time: 93

Lecture Instructor Bio(s)

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Sten Westgard

Director, Client Services and Technology 
Westgard Quality Control
Sten Westgard, MS, is the Director of Client Services and Technology for Westgard Quality Control, with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector. His unique digital skills help him stand out as an expert in laboratory quality management. Mr. Westgard level of expertise in the medical diagnostic field runs deep as he specializes in method validation, basic quality control (QC) practices, sigma-metric analysis and QC design of analytical methods for medical laboratories. He started his professional career in 1998 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated with a BA (academic distinction) in English and History. In 2003, he completed an MS in Computer Science at Pace University (NY).

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