Proficiency testing of allergen measurements in residential dust.

  title={Proficiency testing of allergen measurements in residential dust.},
  author={Alan Pate and Robert M. Hamilton and Peter J. Ashley and Darryl C. Zeldin and John F. Halsey},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={116 4},
BACKGROUND Analyses of household dust for allergens are more common with increased efforts to reduce and control asthma. Currently, no laboratory accreditation or quality assurance program specific to household dust allergen analyses exists. Moreover, there is an absence of peer-reviewed data on within-laboratory and between-laboratory variability that is achievable for these analyses. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to characterize the levels of intralaboratory and interlaboratory… CONTINUE READING

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