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Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 138–144 | Cite as

Quality control in therapeutic drug monitoring

  • I. C. Dijkhuis
Quality Control in Hospital Pharmacy

Abstract

Quality control of routine drug assays, like most immunoassays, should mainly be the responsibility of each individual laboratory: intra-laboratory quality control. External quality assessment should direct its efforts in particular to non-routine methods and to new assays. However, it may sometimes also be very useful to have laboratory results of routine assays studied in external programmes, since vague requests or difficult interpretations of drug concentrations need discussion outside the individual laboratory.

Keywords

Antiepileptic drugs Caffeine Flunitrazepam Gentamicin Pharmacies, hospital Quality control Theophylline Therapeutic drug monitoring Thiopental Toxicology 

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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. C. Dijkhuis
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Pharmacy for The Hague's HospitalsThe Haguethe Netherlands

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