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Lab Standardization: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits?

Lab Standardization: What Is It and What Are Its Benefits?
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Laboratory standardization can mean different things to different people, but almost everyone in healthcare can attest to its advantages. When a laboratory's processes are standardized, most organizations see measurable improvements in testing quality and efficiency, and those gains then carry over to patient care in the form of lower costs and better outcomes. Here's a look at what standardization entails—and a few of the many key benefits it creates.

Reference:

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  2. Clinical Laboratory News. "Lab Standardization in the Era of Big Healthcare Networks." Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC, FACB. September 2017. Available at: https://www.aacc.org/publications/cln/articles/2017/september/lab-standardization-in-the-era-of-big-healthcare-networks .

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