Help create consensus in scales for severity of harm

Quality control strategy

Your chance to be part of a quality control innovation

Over the past 60 years, we’ve been working hard to push quality control forward in medical labs, and improve the overall quality of patient care. And now, we’re looking for your help.


Like you, our goal is to produce reliable patient results, as we know that unreliable results can lead to patient harm. But what is severity of harm and how can a lab use this criteria to define and optimize its quality control strategy?


We’re asking leading professionals to help develop a standardized scale for severity of harm parameters in laboratories. Our quick survey will ask you to rate analytes based on how you currently measure their severity of harm.


Complete the survey and get the opportunity to:


  • Estimate the severity of patient harm associated with an incorrectly reported result
  • Use your medical lab knowledge to establish an international consensual classification
  • Help to improve patient risk management
  • See how your assessment compare to your peers

  • The results of the survey will be reviewed and analysed by a committee of leading biologists to create a consensus on what the industry’s severity of harm scales should look like.


    With your help, we want to optimize the tools at the disposal of labs to define their QC strategy, to ultimately minimize the risk of reporting incorrect patient results.



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    Our committee members include Dr. Lucas Peltier - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes; Dhr. Bart Peeters - UZA Dienst Boekhouding; Mevr. Sophie Van Aelst - Heilig Hart Ziekenhuis Labo Microbiologie; Dr Penelope Coates - SA Pathology; John Yundt-Pacheco - Senior Principal Scientist at Bio-Rad Laboratories, committee chair. Would you like to join the committee reviewing the results? Leave your contact details in the survey and we will contact you.




    Severity of harm affects patients at every point of the diagnosis, making each medical profession vital in understanding the effects of severity of harm. Once the appropriate severity of harm has been determined, it can be used to ensure that the risk of patient harm is kept to acceptable levels. Can you help us enrich the survey with a medical point of view? Please forward the survey to your medical biologist homologues/colleagues.


    After you’ve completed the survey, explore how we’re creating innovative quality control solutions, and see how our Mission: Control software is redefining quality control strategies.


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