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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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Reference values frequently quoted are 37 to 47% for females and 40 to 54% for males.
Multi-ethnic reference values for spirometry for the 3-95-yr age range: the global lung function 2012 equations.
Results are given graphically as deviations of experimentally obtained results of CT scanning from reference values and as deviations of results from simulation obtained scanned model and measured results from reference values.
Follow-up investigation on day 16 of illness showed an increased IgG titer (80) against chikungunya virus (by indirect immunofluorescence assay; reference value <1:20) (6) but no IgM titer.
The availability of accurate trace element reference values in human is an important indicator to the health status of the general population.
To follow this decision process, reference values are required6.
Industry is "concerned" about the draft decision setting reference values for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuels and voiced these concerns in a letter sent to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, on 15 November.
Industry is 'concerned' about the draft decision setting reference values for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil fuels and voiced these concerns in a letter sent to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, on 15 November.
7%, compared with reference values in patients with the smallest hernias as expressed in a percent ITS of less than 50%, as compared with a 6.
There is no universally accepted definition of reference values for use in external quality assurance (EQA) programs for IHC tests, including testing for class II breast cancer markers.
The authors conclude that findings support the value of the BE approach for assessing population risks based on biomonitoring data and suggest that current 2,4-D exposures are generally below reference values for acceptable exposure levels.
Concepts and determination of reference values for human biomonitoring of environmental contaminants