Comparison of classical and clustering based reference interval calculations for Aspartate Aminotransferase, Alanine Aminotransferase and Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase in serum


COŞGUN E., Topcu D. I. , Laleli Y.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.40, no.5, pp.401-409, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/tjb-2015-0030
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-409

Abstract

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.