Computer-aided test selection and result validation-opportunities and pitfalls.

P McNair, J Brender, J Talmon

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Dynamic test scheduling is concerned with pre-analytical preprocessing of the individual samples within a clinical laboratory production by means of decision algorithms. The purpose of such scheduling is to provide maximal information with minimal data production (to avoid data pollution and/or to increase cost-efficiency). Our experience shows that there is a practical limit to the extent of exploitation of the principle of dynamic test scheduling, unless it is automated in one way or the other. This paper analyses some issues of concern related to the profession of clinical biochemistry, when implementing such dynamic test scheduling within a Laboratory Information System (and/or an advanced analytical workstation). The challenge is related to 1) generation of appropriately validated decision models, and 2) mastering consequences of analytical imprecision and bias.
Translated title of the contributionComputer-aided test selection and result validation-opportunities and pitfalls.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)243-255
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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