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1st Edition

Statistical Bases of Reference Values in Laboratory Medicine

ISBN 9780367401672
Published September 5, 2019 by CRC Press
384 Pages

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Book Description

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


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Harris, Eugene K.; Boyd, James C.