reference method

ref·er·ence meth·od

an analytic procedure sufficiently free of random or systematic error to make it useful for validating proposed new analytic procedures for the same analyte.
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The NF VALIDATION certification process begins with a scientific comparison of testing methods; a single, expert lab thoroughly tests the technology's effectiveness versus the NF EN ISO 6579 reference method. Subsequent to that, multiple laboratories coordinate to compare the efficacy of both the new test method and reference method under reproducible and repeatable conditions.
The unit is factory calibrated against the HiCN reference method in accordance with ICSH.
The IFCC recommends isotope dilution mass spectrometry as a decisive method and atomic absorption spectrometry as a reference method.
Both The International Council for Standardization in Haematology (ICSH) and the International Society of Laboratory Haematology (ISLH) recommend flow cytometric enumeration of platelets utilizing monoclonal antibodies directed against platelet antigens as a reference method (IRM).1 However, owing to its high cost and rather complicated methodology, this method is not routinely available and restricted to a relatively smaller number of laboratories.
Therefore, the purpose of this study was to analyze the accuracy of several anthropometric equations that estimate BF% utilizing DXA as the reference method in professional male soccer players.
The reference method was modified ISO 10272-1:2017 "Microbiology of the Food Chain--Horizontal Method for Detection and Enumeration of Campylobacter spp.--Part 1: Detection Method" [20].
Consequently, a combination of several tests, including cultures and Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining of the fluid or pleural tissue, has been recommended as a reference method for the diagnosis of TBP, and the histopathological study of the pleural tissue (6,8).
Here, we validate the use of the [ultra.sup.2] as a comparative method for HbE trait (HbAE) and HbD-Punjab trait (HbAD) interference studies by comparing [ultra.sup.2] Hb [A.sub.1c] results from samples with these variants with those of the IFCC HPLC-capillary electrophoresis (CE) reference method for Hb [A.sub.1c] (IFCC RM).
Prospective clinical (patient-based) surveillance is considered the reference method or 'gold standard' for HAI surveillance, but requires substantial resources.
EXFO's patent-pending one-cord reference method for automated bidirectional testing and optics, allow the MAX-945 to test short links, such as drop fibers in FTTH networks, with precision and low loss.
All samples were analysed in comparison to the EN ISO 11290-1:2004 reference method and the study showed that ANSR for Listeria is more sensitive than the standard.

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