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The Use of Measurement Uncertainty on Clinical Laboratories Results

Volume 2 - Issue 1

Kübranur Ünal*

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    • Department of Biochemistry, Ankara Polatlı Public Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Kübranur Ünal, Ankara Polath Public Hospital, Karapmar Mahallesi, Eskisehir yoluüzeri Abdülaziz Cad. No: 2, 06900, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: 0903126303030-1102; Email:

Received: December 21, 2017;   Published: January 05, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.02.000635

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Clinical laboratories should produce the required data and analytical results in order to achieve the true interpretation and use of the results. The objective of a measurement is to detect an estimate for the true value of analytical results. The measurement uncertainty (MU) is a parameter, associated with the result of a measurement that characterizes the distribution of the values that could reasonably be attributed to the measure and [1]. Clinicians might interpret better at clinical decision levels knowing the MU of a test. The interpretation of values which are close to cut-off levels may change, when they evaluated with MU. Therefore, reporting clinical laboratories results with estimation of MU is significant to show measurements that contained within the true limits and the level of confidence.

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