Improving Quality in Laboratory Medicine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office has sponsored the Laboratory Medicine Best Practices (LMBP™) Initiative to address the need for a systematic, multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and transparent approach to identifying, evaluating, and recommending best practices for the field. The LMBP™ initiative aims to:

  • Develop and apply transparent evidence-based methods for reviewing quality improvement practices
  • Conduct systematic reviews to assess the effectiveness of quality improvement practices
  • Provide a central source of information on the comparative effectiveness of laboratory medicine practices
  • Facilitate a network for the exchange of information on effective laboratory practices

CDC has a contract with Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) to carry out a multi-year project as part of this initiative under the guidance of an external multidisciplinary Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Workgroup.

Recent News

ASM-CDC LMBP™ Collaborative Systematic Review

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) LMBP™ Initiative, is conducting a systematic review using the ... Read More

LMBP™ Article published in Clinical Leadership & Management Review

An article by Colleen Shaw and Diana Mass, “Evidence to Practice: Building the Evidence for Quality Improvement in Laboratory Medicine,” appears in t... Read More

LMBP™ Barcoding Review included in The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)

A structured abstract has been written for Effectiveness of barcoding for reducing patient specimen and laboratory testing identification errors: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices systematic review and meta-analysis an... Read More