Journal Article
Commentary

Towards a new paradigm in laboratory medicine: the five rights.

Plebani M.

Errors in the clinical laboratory testing process can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment. Analytical mistakes and the harm they can cause are of particular concern. This commentary discusses the need to integrate key elements that enhance quality in each phase of the laboratory testing cycle to reduce opportunities for failure. The author advocates for improved engagement between clinicians and laboratory personnel to augment the reliability of the testing process.