Reference Intervals and Patient Safety
MedSun: Newsletter #58, March 2011

AACC Clinical Laboratory News

Inaccurate reference intervals can lead physicians astray and are a likely contributor to suboptimal diagnosis, suboptimal treatment, and unnecessary follow-up testing. Despite the disparities on when to establish, validate, or accept a manufacturer's reference interval, every laboratory is capable of verifying reference intervals for use in their own patient population.

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AACC Clinical Laboratory News. Reference Intervals and Patient Safety. January 2011.

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