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This video presentation highlights the objectives of performing metrics in clinical microbiology laboratories, utilization of metrics by other organizations and working groups, error categories; as well as answers some of the questions associated with metrics utilization. Pre-analytic, other common metrics in microbiology and Gram stain errors were discussed. Information on corrected reports, their clinical and cost impact, monitoring, tracking, error challenges, blood culture reporting and potential solutions to overcome some challenges with metrics utilization was provided. 

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Nicole Jackson, clinmicro@asmusa.org