Reference intervals for common biochemical analytes in serum and plasma of a random adult population in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

@article{Asare2012ReferenceIF,
  title={Reference intervals for common biochemical analytes in serum and plasma of a random adult population in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.},
  author={George Awuku Asare and N Nortey Ezekiel and Tabiim Nkumpoi and Albert G. B. Amoah},
  journal={Clinical laboratory},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 7-8},
  pages={687-93}
}
BACKGROUND The reference interval (RI) is arguably the most widely used decision making tool in clinical practice. Using the manufacturer's reference values may not be appropriate for other ethnic populations. OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine the reference intervals (RI) of Ghanaians and compare them to that provided in kits. METHODS 6300 adults, 25-65 years were selected by cluster sampling from three communities in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. A total of 4733 (male/female… CONTINUE READING
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