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Entrenching Reference Intervals in Clinical Laboratory – Need of Hour

Dr. G N Gupta, Dr. Menka Kapil, Dr. Rateesh Sareen


Reference intervals in clinical laboratory are defined as the sets of values use to interpret results for the patients according to age, sex, and demographic conditions. Approximately 80% medical decisions are based on test results provided by laboratory. A test result by itself has little value unless resorted with appropriate information as reference interval, thus Establishment of Reference interval and its verification process is the need of hour in present scenario although back breaking.

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