Harmonising adult and paediatric reference intervals in australia and new zealand: an evidence-based approach for establishing a first panel of chemistry analytes.
Jillian R Tate, Ken A Sikaris, Graham Rd Jones, Tina Yen, Gus Koerbin, Julie Ryan, Maxine Reed, Janice Gill, George Koumantakis, Peter Hickman, Peter Graham
Clinical Biochemist Reviews | Published : 2014
Scientific evidence supports the use of common reference intervals (RIs) for many general chemistry analytes, in particular those with sound calibration and traceability in place. Already the Nordic countries and United Kingdom have largely achieved harmonised RIs. Following a series of workshops organised by the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) between 2012 and 2014 at which an evidence-based approach for determination of common intervals was developed, pathology organisations in Australia and New Zealand have reached a scientific consensus on what adult and paediatric intervals we should use across Australasia. The aim of this report is to describe the processes that..View full abstract