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me·trol·o·gy

(mĕ-trol'ŏ-jē)
1. The science of weights and measures.
2. The arithmetic of pharmacy and its application to dosage, preparation, compounding, and dispensing of medication.
[G. metron, measure, + logos, study]
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metrology

The science and technology of measurement (e.g., of body parts or chemical reagents).
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According to VIM3, two or more results of measurement for the same measurand are metrologically comparable if they are metrologically traceable to the same metrological reference [2, Sec.
, [[x.sub.n], u([x.sub.n])] for a common measurand must be traceable to the same reference for them to be metrologically comparable [3, definition 2.46].
Response of AACC, ADA, and EASD: We agree that the recommended name is metrologically correct and that the IFCC method should be used for traceability and for anchoring of HbA1c assays, but we also agree that, for the time being, reported values should continue to be from methods calibrated according to NGSP to avoid significant confusion for clinicians and patients.
In agreement with a metrologically correct approach, the IFCC C-SMCD has proposed that for the standardization and traceability of cTnI measurements, a reference measurement system is required (19, 26).
As a result, it was considered that establishing metrologically traceable measurements of thyroid hormones would be of great support to the correct diagnosis and monitoring of therapeutic measures.
The most effective approach for achieving universal comparability of test results is the ability to trace the calibration of the routine assays back to an international metrologically sound reference measurement system.