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Achieving uniformity, across the globe

Our harmonization process achieves uniformity and comparability of outcomes across CRL’s global laboratory network. Our global quality management system ensures continuous monitoring and quality assessment. CRL’s harmonization begins in the pre-analytical phase and extends through post-analytics.

Harmonization is often associated with analytical testing alone, but we believe that the harmonization process begins long before a sample is placed on an instrument. Delivery of quality data includes all steps from test selection, collection and processing to shipping, analysis and reporting.

  • Sample type – Is the best sample type being collected?
  • Sample collection – Is the sample being collected in a manner that will yield the most accurate results?
  • Are correct timing, order of collection, and position of patient being addressed?
  • Sample processing – Is the sample being processed in the manner required by the testing protocol to ensure best results?
  • Sample labeling – Is the sample labeled according to the study design and regulatory requirements?
  • Sample shipping – Is the correct sample type being shipped to preserve sample quality?

CRL’s global laboratories use comparable platforms and consistent methods. Performance is monitored through external quality programs, quality control and standards material, peer comparison, and lab group comparison to ensure accuracy and precision for commutability of results.

Reporting considerations are essential for precise analysis of the data. Is the testing reported with common terminology, units of measure, reference intervals, decision limits and criteria for interpretation of results?

True harmonization occurs when a sample is treated with the care it deserves through all phases of the analytical process. CRL treats each and every sample as a life entrusted to our care. Our approach yields greater insights for our clients, leading to better study outcomes.