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Measurement uncertainty for clinical testing laboratories

  • Location:
  • Teddington
  • Duration:
  • 1 day
  • Cost:
  • £195 + VAT


TRMUCL05 21 Nov 2019
Clinical testing laboratories maintaining or seeking accreditation to ISO 15189 are required to evaluate the uncertainty associated with their measurement results. An estimation of the uncertainty provides a quantitative indication of the quality of the result. However, this evaluation can be a complex and challenging process, especially where measurement procedures consist of many steps and require a range of equipment and reagents.
To help clinical laboratory analysts and quality managers with this evaluation we will be providing a one-day practical workshop covering the basic principles of measurement uncertainty. The workshop will also include practice sessions on how to evaluate the measurement uncertainty using the top-down approach. This top-down approach makes use of information on the performance of whole measurement procedures, such as data obtained from validation studies.

Programme outline

  • Requirements for laboratories regarding measurement uncertainty
  • Key rules for uncertainty evaluation
  • Evaluating uncertainty using validation data
  • Data from validation studies: precision and bias
  • Completing uncertainty budgets
The workshop will include practical sessions based on a relevant case study. This will give delegates an opportunity to practice estimating the uncertainty of a measurement result.

Download the course programme.

To get more information about this workshop contact us.