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reference range

Lab medicine A set of values established as normal maximums or minimums for a given analyte. Cf Decision levels, Panic values.

ref·er·ence range

(ref'rĕns rānj)
The usual range of test values for a healthy population.
Synonym(s): normal range.
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The rainfall across the country -- barring parts of south India -- will be within the normal range.
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