clinical lab errors
Complex Genetic Testing Errors Emerge Amid Increasing Panel Use, Consumer Access, Case Series Finds
The Cancer Journal documented 25 cases where inappropriate tests were ordered, variants were interpreted incorrectly, and wrong results were reported to patients.
When it comes to interfaces, storage, outcomes reporting, and HIPAA compliance, molecular lab personnel might need to demand more from their LIS vendors, researchers said.
Algorithmic Approach Looks to Improve Identification of Misdiagnosis
A study led by Johns Hopkins describes a method for automating slow, inaccurate manual chart review when searching for signs of misdiagnosis.
Invitae Failure to Detect Rare Mutation Indicative of Intense Lab Pressures in Competitive Market
The company estimates that the quality control issue resulted in between two and 15 patients getting a false negative result.