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