Charting a New Course for Serology Quality Control

Publication Date: 30 March 2023
Continuing Education Units: Hours: 1.0

Lecture Description:

In this lecture, Mr. Sten Westgard discusses practices to avoid for quality control in your laboratory. This lecture also provides guidance on how to appropriately collect performance data and optimize quality control to improve outcomes.

Lecture Objectives:

• Outline how to avoid the bad practices that plague current laboratories when it comes to QC 
• How to gather information on performance that can be converted into Sigma-metrics 
• Optimize QC practices and track the changes, benefits, and outcomes
  • Run Time: 46

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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