Calibration and validation for erythrocyte sedimentation tests. Role of the International Committee on Standardization in Hematology reference procedure.

@article{Thomas1993CalibrationAV,
  title={Calibration and validation for erythrocyte sedimentation tests. Role of the International Committee on Standardization in Hematology reference procedure.},
  author={Rhonda Thomas and James Westengard and Karen L. Hay and Brian S. Bull},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={117 7},
  pages={719-23}
}
The Westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) has been used for many years without any formal procedure for method validation or for quality assurance. In 1988, the International Committee on Standardization in Hematology (ICSH) (Leuven, Belgium) described an ESR validation procedure as well as a method for producing ESR reference material (ICSH reference method) in the laboratory where it is to be used. The ICSH proposal was tested in our laboratory during a consecutive period of 36… CONTINUE READING

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