Westgard multirule for calculated laboratory tests


Coskun A.

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE, vol.44, no.10, pp.1183-1187, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/cclm.2006.233
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL CHEMISTRY AND LABORATORY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1183-1187
  • Keywords: laboratory management, quality control, reliability, Westgard multirule

Abstract

Background: In clinical laboratories, many test results such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol can be calculated using the results of specifically measured tests. However, quality control programs deal only with measured tests and there is no adequate quality assessment procedure for calculated tests. I aimed to apply the Westgard multirule to calculated tests as a part of routine quality procedures.