Quality Control in High Volume Laboratories

Wednesday, September 29, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency, Centennial Ballroom 1
Supported by Bio-Rad Laboratories


The volume of lab testing continues to grow, and labs are looking for faster, higher throughput instruments to keep pace. Many QC practices in use today were based on instrumentation that ran in discreet batches. Are these practices still valid today? What considerations should be made as new advanced instrumentation is brought online? What does the future hold for instruments with customizable QC features?


After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • State at least 3 considerations when onboarding higher volume instruments
  • Identify potential solutions to monitor quality while balancing costs
  • Discuss opportunities for improved Quality Control practices that are being developed


James H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry and Point of Care
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

John Yundt-Pacheco, MSCS
Scientific Fellow
Informatics Discovery Group
Quality Systems Division
Bio-Rad Laboratories