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Common Mistakes Made in a Reference Lab

 As with any other type of lab, there are a number of common mistakes that can occasionally occur, however, there are four basic strategies that can be used to prevent errors: education, standardization, mistake-proofing, and streamlining. It

Reference labs are typically private, commercial facilities that perform high volume routine and speciality testing. Tests performed in these labs are typically referred from physicians’ offices, hospitals, and nursing homes where, while these facilities may be able to perform some tests, there are others that require specialized equipment.

 

Lab Disaster Planning

With Hurricane Season still upon us it’s important to remind laboratories of all sizes and specialties how important it is to have an emergency plan in place before disaster strikes.

With Hurricane Season still upon us, and Hurricane Florence expected to hit the East Coast later this week, it’s important to remind laboratories of all sizes and specialties how important it is to have an emergency plan in place before disaster strikes. Research laboratories should take extra care to ensure their samples and hard work can be saved in the event anything happens to their facility when natural disaster strikes.

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