Lack of harmonization of red blood cell distribution width (RDW). Evaluation of four hematological analyzers.

@article{Lippi2014LackOH,
  title={Lack of harmonization of red blood cell distribution width (RDW). Evaluation of four hematological analyzers.},
  author={Giuseppe Lippi and Fernanda Pavesi and Mirco Bardi and Silvia Pipitone},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={47 12},
  pages={1100-3}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess analytical imprecision and comparability of red blood cell distribution width (RDW) on Abbott Sapphire, Mindray BC6800, Siemens Advia 2120 and Sysmex XE-5000. DESIGN AND METHODS Within-run imprecision was assessed on three pools and comparability using 132 inpatient samples. RESULTS The imprecision of RDW was comprised between 0.3… CONTINUE READING