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Laboratory Testing Phases and Their Associated Errors

Laboratory Testing Phases and Their Associated Errors (586)
This Basic Course discusses the 3 phases of laboratory testing: Preanalytical, Analytical, and Postanalytical phases and the types of errors that can occur during each phase of the testing process. It reviews how errors can be made during ordering, collection, transport, storage, and reporting, as well as, mechanical and human error.
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At the completion of this course the reader will be able to:
  • List the three different phases for Laboratory Testing.
  • Discuss the importance of proper specimen ordering, collection, transport, and storage during the Preanalytical phase.
  • Discuss the human and mechanical errors that can happen during the Analytical phase of the testing process.
  • Discuss the Postanalytical errors, which most commonly include specimen reporting errors.
  • Recall the importance of up to date procedure manuals and adequate staff training.

Provider #: 50-2256
CE Broker Reporting

We report to CE Broker immediately after course completion, provided that your license number is in your profile prior to course completion.

Course #: 20-785036

P.A.C.E Provider #: 511
ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Approval

Continuing Education Unlimited is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.

Approved   |   511-139-23

California Dept of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services

Our Laboratory courses are accepted by The California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services, when the course also has an ASCLS P.A.C.E. #.

Accrediting Agency #: 0001
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 Deborah L. Buckley, MBA, MT(ASCP)
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