Method for automated exception-based quality control compliance for point-of-care devices

  • US 6,856,928 B2
  • Filed: 12/17/2002
  • Issued: 02/15/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/30/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of providing automatic quality control (QC) compliance for point-of-care (POC) devices, comprising the steps of:

  • storing test results received from each of a plurality of POC devices, including an association with the operator of the POC device and/or a reagent used in obtaining the test results;

    processing the results to detect any random and/or systemic exception from results that have previously been stored;

    automatically disabling a questionable POC device based on detection of a QC compliance exception.

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