List of Chapters

Quality Control in a Clinical Laboratory


Author(s): Vaneet Kaur; Pawan Kumar Kare*; Himanshu Madaan

Quality Control (QC) is carried out in the laboratory to find out and reduce the errors in the analytical phase of the testing system prior to the release of reports of the patients. High quality laboratory results involve commitment to all phases of testing system including pre-analytical, analytical and post- analytical phases. Pre-analytical phase includes those factors which affect the laboratory results prior to the handling of the sample in the clinical laboratory. Post-analytical factors are those which affect the results after the analytical phase is complete.

Alpha Amino Acid Metabolism as an Emerging Target in Cancer Stem Cells


Author(s): Ashish Kumar Sahoo; Prem Prakash Kushwaha; Atul Kumar Singh; Santosh Maurya; Neha Kashyap; Shashank Kumar*

Targeting the cancer stem cells can be a novel therapy to combat against proliferating cancer stem cells. Creating obstruction in metabolic pathways by inhibiting enzymes involved in metabolism can be a remarkable strategy to overcome the cancer progression. Development of inhibitor of transporter and various signalling pathways can also be helpful to eradicate growing tumour cells...

Timeliness as a Measure of Lab Quality


Author(s): Dr. Vaneet Kaur; Dr. Pawan Kumar Kare*; Dr. Himanshu Madaan

Timeliness which is expressed as the turnaround time (TAT) is often used by the clinicians as the benchmark for laboratory performance. But this has not been a major focus in clinical laboratories. Improving TAT is a difficult task as it involves all the steps involved from ordering of the test till the final release of the report. In this chapter, all the aspects of TAT including causes of delayed TAT and the steps which can be taken to improve TAT have been discussed..

Editors:

1. Dr. Pawan Kumar Kare
2. Dr. Rojeet Shrestha

Advances in Biochemistry & Applications in Medicine