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ref·er·ence val·ues

a set of laboratory test values obtained from an individual or group in a defined state of health; this term replaces normal values, because it is based on a defined state of health rather than on apparent health.

ref·er·ence val·ues

(ref'rĕns val'yūz)
A set of laboratory test values obtained from an individual or group in a defined state of health; replaces the so-called normal values; based on a defined state of health.
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Solberg HE, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC), Scientific Committee, Clinical Section, Expert Panel on Theory of Reference Values and International Committee for Standardization in Haematology (ICSH), Standing Committee on Reference Values.
A With respect to reference values in the elderly, I have serious doubts that these should be different from younger adults.
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