Examining the strengths and limitations of various standards of accuracy in clinical laboratory analyses, this detailed reference presents an in-depth study of important theoretical and empirical issues concerning the description, collection, and application of reference values in laboratory medicine.
Table of Contents
Some History of Reference Values
Calculating Reference Limits
Sample Sizes and Subgroups
Multivariate Reference Regions and Indices
Time-Dependent Reference Values
Comparison of Within-Subject and Among-Subject Variances
Predictive Values for Monitoring Healthy Subjects and Patients
Analytical Goals for Reference Values
Analytical Goals In Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Reference Values in the Future
Harris, Eugene K.; Boyd, James C.