A national survey on pediatric critical values used in clinical laboratories across Canada.

@article{Gong2009ANS,
  title={A national survey on pediatric critical values used in clinical laboratories across Canada.},
  author={Yanping Gong and Khosrow Adeli},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 16-17},
  pages={1610-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Notification of critical values to clinical staff is an important post-analytical process in all acute care clinical laboratories. No data are available however on how laboratories obtain or establish critical values, particularly in pediatric settings. This study was designed to examine and compare critical values used for pediatric patients in biochemistry laboratories in Canada and assess potential interlaboratory variability. DESIGN AND METHODS Fourteen clinical laboratories… CONTINUE READING