Carl C. Garber

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We describe the interlaboratory testing of a candidate Reference Method (Part I) for uric acid in serum. The method is based on the ultrasound spectrophotometric quantitation of uric acid before and after incubation with uricase. A comprehensive investigation involving 12 laboratories was organized to document the transferability, intra- and interlaboratory(More)
BACKGROUND Interpretation of parathyroid hormone (iPTH) requires knowledge of vitamin D status that is influenced by season. OBJECTIVE Characterize the temporal relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels [25(OH)D3] and intact iPTH for several seasons, by gender and latitude in the U.S. and relate 25-hydrovitamin D2 [25(OH)D2] levels with PTH levels(More)
Total bilirubin is determined here with a multipoint calibration approach and with use of Standard Reference Material No. 916 bilirubin from the National Bureau of Standards. The bilirubin calibration solutions prepared in solutions of Cohn Fraction V human albumin were stable for at least one year when stored at -80 degrees C. Studies for direct bilirubin(More)
The transferability of the candidate Reference Method for total serum protein was tested in eight laboratories in the United States and Europe. National Bureau of Standards SRM 927 (bovine serum albumin) was used in each analytical run as the calibration standard. The mean absorptivity value obtained for this material was 0.2983 L g-1 cm-1. Four serum pools(More)
Each of 10 laboratories, using portions of a single crystalline bilirubin preparation, prepared bilirubin standards in solutions of bovine serum albumin. The standards were prepared on two days. The standards and two control sera were analyzed by a modified Jertdrassik-Grof method, in duplicate, on the same day the standards were prepared. The mean molar(More)
CONTEXT Proficiency testing (PT) participants can interpret their results to detect errors even when their performance is acceptable according to the limits set by the PT provider. OBJECTIVE To determine which rules for interpreting PT data provide optimal performance for PT with 5 samples per event. DESIGN We used Monte Carlo computer simulation(More)
We assessed the analytical performance of the co-immobilized hexokinase (EC and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (EC method for D-glucose analysis on the Technicon SMAC. The enzyme-containing coils were usable for one month, or 12 000 tests. Bilirubin, hemoglobin, lipemia, creatinine, uric acid, citric acid, and ascorbic acid did not(More)