biologic coefficient

bi·o·log·ic co·ef·fi·cient

rarely used term denoting the energy expended by the body at rest.
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where Z is the z score (or multiplier) corresponding to the desired [alpha] value, [CV.sub.A] is the analytic coefficient of variation, and [CV.sub.I] is the intraindividual inherent or biologic coefficient of variation of the analyte in question.
The biologic coefficient of variation of LDL cholesterol is 8.3% (4); the analytic variation is determined based on the internal quality control runs within the laboratory, but for this example we may substitute 1%.