The Biological Variation Data Critical Appraisal Checklist: A Standard for Evaluating Studies on Biological Variation


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Aarsand A. K. , Roraas T., Fernandez-Calle P., Ricos C., Diaz-Garzon J., Jonker N., et al.

CLINICAL CHEMISTRY, cilt.64, ss.501-514, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 64 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1373/clinchem.2017.281808
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.501-514

Özet

BACKGROUND: Concern has been raised about the quality of available biological variation (BV) estimates and the effect of their application in clinical practice. A European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Task and Finish Group has addressed this issue. The aim of this report is to (a) describe the Biological Variation Data Critical Appraisal Checklist (BIVAC), which verifies whether publications have included all essential elements that may impact the veracity of associated BV estimates, (b) use the BIVAC to critically appraise existing BV publications on enzymes, lipids, kidney, and diabetes-related measurands, and (c) apply metaanalysis to deliver a global within-subject BV (CVI) estimate for alanine aminotransferase (ALT).