05835384 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 7 patents.

A system and method for producing quality control evaluation information for each instrument in a large group of instruments making up a peer group which periodically (such as daily) run a set of control samples from a common lot of control materials. The control data from all instruments is reported electronically to a central station which collects all of the data and stores it along with identification information. The central station selects a golden peer group of the instruments which meet certain minimum operating criteria, and determines control targets from the golden peer group using techniques which assure horizontal and vertical robustness, so as to eliminate the need for any manual editing of the control data. A concordance correlation coefficient is determined for each instrument against the control targets, with the CCC covering an interval (such as a month). The distribution of CCC's for all instruments in the peer group is determined, and each instrument is rated with respect to the distribution. The CCC evaluation is also used to select the golden peer group for the next interval.

Title
Inter-laboratory performance monitoring system
Application Number
272239
Publication Number
5835384
Application Date
June 10, 1996
Publication Date
November 10, 1998
Inventor
Lawrence I kuei Lin
Riverwoods
IL, US
Agent
Charles S Oslakovic
Assignee
Dade International
IL, US
IPC
G01D 18/00
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