Data-Driven Anomaly Detection in Laboratory Medicine: Past, Present, and Future

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Background: Anomaly detection is an integral component of operating a clinical laboratory. It covers both the recognition of laboratory errors and the rapid reporting of clinically impactful results. Procedures for identifying laboratory errors and highlighting critical results can be improved by applying modern data-driven approaches. Content: This review will prepare the reader to appraise anomaly detection literature, identify common sources of anomalous results in the clinical laboratory, and offer potential solutions for common shortcomings in current laboratory practices. Summary: Laboratories should implement data-driven approaches to detect technical anomalies and keep them from entering the medical record, while also using the full array of clinical metadata available in the laboratory information system for context-dependent, patient-centered result interpretations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-179
Number of pages18
JournalThe journal of applied laboratory medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


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