reference interval

reference interval

distribution of test results that are normal for a selected population of healthy persons. Reference intervals are interpreted according to age, sex, and race. Also called reference range, normal range.
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5%; reference interval, 47%-60%), (40) mild leukopenia in 3 birds (range, 3.
Macroprolactin assessment was performed by PEG precipitation in serum samples with prolactin levels exceeding the normal reference interval.
Keep in mind that children are not small adults and that to generate a reference interval (reference range, normal range) on them would be at least daunting, if not impossible.
Laboratory test results are commonly compared to a reference interval before caregivers make physiological assessments, medical diagnoses, or management decisions.
A measured or observed laboratory test result from a person (usually a patient) is compared with a reference interval for the purpose of making a medical diagnosis, therapeutic management decision, or other physiological assessment.
Key words: serum protein electrophoresis, reference interval, [gamma] globulins, avian, whooping crane, Grus americana
Further testing revealed a low estradiol concentration (20 pg/mL, reference interval, 24-706 pg/mL), as well as increased total testosterone [96 ng/dL (DPC, Siemens, Malvern PA), reference interval, 10-80ng/dL] anddehydroepiandrosterone-S (DHEA-S) (594 [micro]g/dL, reference interval, <340 [micro]g/ dL) (Table 1).
In addition, a reference interval for the CD4 percentage of lymphocytes needed to be established.
This value is within the reference interval for Swedish males, 131-163 g/L (3).
Similarly, if an analyte concentration at time 1 hour was truly outside the reference interval but then shifted to within the reference interval because of delay in analysis, clinicians might miss important clues about the animal's health.
It is acceptable to use a manufacturer's reference interval or a reference interval from another lab using a similar analytical system.