Applying Six Sigma to analytical performance in the medical laboratories



30 min

  • The concepts of Sigma Metric
  • The history of the development of this metric
  • Definitions of Acceptable Product, Acceptable Performance, the meaning of  Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)

Two Approaches to Calculating Sigma-metric


45 min

  • The counting approach vs. statistical approach to determine defect rate
  • Statistical approach is appropriate for estimating error rate of analytical phase

Sigma-metric in Evaluation of Analytical Performance


45 min

  • The equation to determine the analytical Sigma-metric
  • The components necessary to calculate Sigma-metric: TEa, bias and imprecision

Sigma-metric in QC Planning


60 min

  • The relation between Sigma and patient risk
  • Characteristics of statistical quality control
  • Adjusting QC based on Sigma: QC rules, number of QC assays per event, and QC frequency

Q & A


30 min

The audience will present their comments and questions

Congress Venue

Papillon Zeugma Convention Centre, Belek Antalya - TURKEY

October 27-31, 2019