TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, cilt.40, ss.401-409, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Objective: There are fixed rules applied to determine the reference intervals (RIs) of the biochemical tests. However, these rules lack for identifying subgroups within the reference population. Therefore, we suggest the clustering method, which determines the sub-groups by taking the correlations between the variables into account in the RIs calculations. In our study, it is aimed to compare the results of the RIs based on the clusters analysis with the results of the conventional method.