Applying Six Sigma to analytical performance in the medical laboratories

Introduction

14:45-15:15

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

15:15-16:00

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

16:00-16:45

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

16:45-17:45

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

17:45-18:15

30 min

The audience will present their comments and questions

Congress Venue

Papillon Zeugma Convention Centre, Belek Antalya - TURKEY

October 27-31, 2019