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?