A global multicenter study on reference values: 1. Assessment of methods for derivation and comparison of reference intervals


Ichihara K., ÖZARDA Y., Barth J. H. , Klee G., Qiu L., Erasmus R., ...More

CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA, vol.467, pp.70-82, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 467
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cca.2016.09.016
  • Journal Name: CLINICA CHIMICA ACTA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-82

Abstract

Objectives: The IFCC Committee on Reference Intervals and Decision Limits coordinated a global multicenter study on reference values (RVs) to explore rational and harmonizable procedures for derivation of reference intervals (Rls) and investigate the feasibility of sharing RIs through evaluation of sources of variation of RVs on a global scale.