Observations on variations in manual reading of cultures.

The subject of laboratory error was examined during a symposium at the ASM Microbe 2016 conference in Boston, MA. During the session, it became clear that discussion on this subject has not flourished within our field, possibly due to a lack of published experiences. We therefore submit our observations from a recent series of trials in which we evaluated an image analysis device (1) by comparing results from panels of microbiologists. The variations between members of the panels are reported here.

Publication: Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Date: November 2016

Authors: Glasson J, Hill R, Summerford M, Giglio S

Citation: Glasson J, Hill R, Summerford M, Giglio S. 2016. Observations on variations in manual reading of cultures. J Clin Microbiol 54:2841.

doi: 10.1128/JCM.01380-16.