A comparison of results for cholesterol in human serum obtained by the Reference Method and by the Definitive Method of the National Reference System for cholesterol.


Here we compare the Reference Method (I) and the Definitive Method (II) for measurement of cholesterol in serum. For pure cholesterol solutions, values by I agree with values by II, but for fresh, frozen, or lyophilized sera, values by I average 1.6% higher than values by II. We conclude that an undetected interference is associated with I. However, the… (More)


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