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DEPARTMENT AFFILIATIONS

James Westgard, PhD

  • Professor Emeritus

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



Education
1968
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Research Interests

Clinical laboratory science education; lab quality assurance

Detail:

Current work focuses on development of a computerized process that will automate the design of statistical QC procedures on the basis of the analytical, clinical or biological quality requirements for a laboratory test, the imprecision and inaccuracy observed for a measurement procedure, and the rejection characteristics expected for different QC decision criteria and strategies. Applications of this process are also investigated to develop improved QC strategies for the more complicated quantitative analyses in clinical laboratories.