Quality Controls

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    Quality Control Solutions

    Bio-Rad's independent controls and data management solutions monitor and offer independent assessment of hundreds of the most widely-used diagnostic instruments today.

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Quality Control Products and Services

For over 60 years, Bio-Rad has helped improve the quality of patient care by elevating worldwide quality control awareness and producing the best products and services possible for the modern clinical laboratory.

  • Do You Know the True Cost of Poor Quality?

    Test results from your laboratory can really make a difference in patient care and treatment.

    Bio-Rad can take the mystery out of quality control.

    “The right QC is about what laboratories should do to ensure that patient results are correct and reliable for their intended use.1

Independent Quality Controls

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      Independent quality controls are manufactured independently of the instrument, reagents and calibrators for an unbiased assessment of a test system or method performance.

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      Recommended by most regulatory organizations, independent quality controls help minimize erroneous lab test results.

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Data Management Solutions

Bio-Rad's data management solutions help you manage and interpret your lab's quality control results to produce solid, dependable laboratory outcomes.

We have answers to your everyday questions about managing your quality control data:

  • How can I streamline data reporting and connect to LIMS and middleware?
  • Can I compare my results with other laboratories?
  • How can I minimize my lab's risk of releasing incorrect patient results?
 
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Connectivity Software

  • Capture and process QC data directly from your laboratory devices or information systems.
  • No need to manually enter data.

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Unity Real Time Software

(for desktop or online users)

Identify trends and make corrections before results are compromised.

  • Facilitate regulatory compliance to CLIA and ISO 15189 requirements
  • Improve QC data review
  • Implement best QC rules when using Westgard Advisor

Choose from four Unity Solutions.

 
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Unity Interlaboratory Program

Become part of the world's largest community of quality controls users when you participate in the Unity Interlaboratory Program and minimize your risk of reporting unreliable patient results.

  • Detect gradual or sudden changes in your test results
  • Avoid costly test repeats and unnecessary troubleshooting
 
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Bio-Rad Mission: Control

Determine your laboratory's performance and risk of reporting incorrect patient results.

  • Evaluate your test method performance based on your QC results
  • Assess how much you can lower your lab's risk based on the instrument performance
  • Select rules and frequency that fit your institution's risk tolerance

EQAS

The Bio-Rad External Quality Assurance Services (EQAS) programs assess the performance of laboratory test systems.

Accepted as invaluable tools around the world, the EQAS programs complement your qality control practices to provide an independent, external snapshot of your lab's performance in comparison to your peers.

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  • Over 25,000 program participants in more than 110 countries
  • ISO/IEC 17043:2010 accredited provider and meets ISO 15189 EQA requirements
  • Convenient online and mobile reporting options
  • Comprehensive analyte menus for a wide range of diagnostic tests
  • Reference Method Values provided for select programs
  • Simple enrollment process
 

Education and Training

Improve your working knowledge of our QC solutions and services.

Whether you need the basics or want to be an expert in clinical diagnostics quality control, we have QC answers — from our YouTube channel and software videos, to online educational and regulatory links, to virtual training, to upcoming events and webinars. We have the resources to make you comfortable with designing and implementing the best QC solution for your unique laboratory.

    • Customized software training
    • QCLive
    • YouTube QC and software videos
    • Training resources
    • Educational materials
    • Regulatory websites
    • Webinars
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  • Quality Control Support

    For the QC support and answers you need, turn to our technical support resources or contact your Bio-Rad representative today.

    • Support Documents
    • Unity Quick Tips
    • Software Support
    • QC Program
    • Technical Services
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QCNet

Use Bio-Rad's QCNet web portal for everything related to quality control.

Connect to:

  • The Unity Interlaboratory Program
  • Technical reference materials
  • Articles related to laboratory quality control
  • Links to partner websites, QC education and more
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References

1. James O. Westgard, "Perspectives on Quality Control, Risk Management, and Analytical Quality Management. Quality Control in the Age of Risk Management", James O. Westgard and Sten Westgard, editors, Clinics in Laboratory Medicine Vol 33, no. 1, p. 3 (2013), Elsevier, Philadelphia.