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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The reference interval is defined as the interval between and including two numbers, an upper and lower reference limit, which are estimated for a specified percentage (usually 95%) of the values for a population from which the reference subjects have been drawn2.
Results of a complete blood cell count revealed absolute leukocytosis (67 500 cells/[micro]L; reference interval [mean [+ or -] SD], 22 600 [+ or -] 11 120 cells/[micro]L) characterized by marked heterophilia (39 825 cells/[micro]L; reference interval, 9892 [+ or -]4813 cells/[micro]L), and mild lymphocytosis (27 675 cells/[micro]L; reference interval, 9755 [+ or -] 8352 cells/[micro]L), which corresponded to the severe tissue inflammation of the right wing.
The Nordic Reference Interval Project 2000 Recommended reference intervals for 25 common biochemical properties.
Establishment of trimester-specific thyroid stimulating hormone and free thyroxine reference interval in pregnant Chinese women using the Beckman Coulter UniCel DxI 600," Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, vol.
Currently, the paediatric full blood count and lymphocyte subset reference intervals used by the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) in South Africa (SA) are taken from two international reference interval publications.
Macroprolactin assessment was performed by PEG precipitation in serum samples with prolactin levels exceeding the normal reference interval.
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.
ASVCP reference interval guidelines: determination of de novo reference intervals in veterinary species and other related topics.
The reference interval data for 4 steroid hormones and 25 amino acids derived from a geographically diverse population of neonates presented herein is the first step to providing the best biochemical parameters of healthy growth and development and enabling better recognition and detection of abnormal adrenal, reproductive, and metabolic pathology.