reference value

reference value,

one of a battery of test results that are assumed to be typical for a population of asymptomatic persons. Each value is usually given as a range and should be interpreted according to age, sex, and race.

reference value

A range of expected measurements for a laboratory test. Findings outside the range may be abnormal or worth noting. Reference ranges may be determined or set in a number of ways: statistically, e.g., all values within two standard deviations of a mean data point; by consensus (all values thought by a panel of specialists to be acceptable or healthy); or pathologically (all values within the range are to be associated with good health; those outside the range are associated with the presence of a disease).
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Third, money growth is an imperfect information variable, and, as a result, deviations of money growth from its reference value have to be carefully evaluated before a judgment is made that policy is inconsistent with the medium-term inflation objective.
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The petition requested that FDA establish a Daily Reference Value (DRV) for added sugars with a corresponding Daily Value, require the declaration of added sugars, and revise criteria pertaining to nutrient content claims and health claims.
Reports that France and Germany would have difficulty strictly meeting the Maastricht reference value of 3 percent deficit-to-gross domestic product, combined with assertions from French and German officials of their commitment to start the EMU on time, made it appear increasingly likely that the EMU would start with a broader set of countries.
Participants are informed whether or not they passed based on how closely the values they obtained match to a target National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP) Reference Value.
Many EU countries are presently facing general government deficits above the 3% of GDP reference value set in the Treaty.
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A laboratory director might consult a reference like this to compare a reference value that was estimated in his or her laboratory with an established value from the literature or to evaluate the validity of transferring a published reference value to her or his laboratory.
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