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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXV/205: 028-036 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXV/205: 028-036

Title: Comparative analyses of reference values used in polish medical diagnostic laboratories for selected biochemical investigations

Authors: Przybył-Hac B., Brzeziński A.M., Paradowski M.

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Comparative analyses of reference values used in polish medical diagnostic laboratories for selected biochemical investigations


Przybył-Hac B.1, Brzeziński A.M.1, Paradowski M.2

1Centre for Quality Assessment in Laboratory Medicine in Łódź, Poland; 2Medical University of Łódź, Poland, Department of Laboratory Diagnostics and Clinical Biochemistry

The establishment of reference values comparative ranges for each laboratory test result does not meet expectations.
The aim of the study
was to make a comparative analysis of the reference values (RV) used in medical diagnostic laboratories (MLD) in Poland for concentrations in serum or plasma biochemical parameters (potassium, calcium, creatinine, and glucose) in adults.
Material and methods
. The data source was the information sent to the Centre for Quality Assessment in Laboratory Medicine by MLD participating in programs interlaboratory surveys.
Results
. Studies have shown that there is a great diversity of reference values for the analyzed biochemical parameters used in MLD. The study also demonstrated the use by MLD various units of measurement systems (SI and weight-volume).
Conclusion
. A large variation of the reference values in the parameters significantly hinders the interpretation of laboratory results by physician.

Key words: reference value, reference interval, reference limit, reference individual, decision limit

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