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Pediatric Reference Ranges

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Literature-Derived Values

Slide 12

May 2008

As I said this is a process that is constantly in motion and we continue to extract from available peer review literature any instance where the existing or published values are being obtained with methods that are comparable to the ones used in our laboratories. And we feel sufficiently confident that the quality of the data, especially in terms of inclusion and exclusion criteria or statistical elaboration that these qualities are acceptable. In that case we certainly don’t feel the need to redo such a work and all we need is a short comparison study that allows us to reach a level of confidence that we can use this literature–derived values.

Literature-Derived Values


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