The assessment of interpretation in clinical biochemistry: a personal view.

@article{Challand2007TheAO,
  title={The assessment of interpretation in clinical biochemistry: a personal view.},
  author={Gordon Challand and Samuel D. Vasikaran},
  journal={Annals of clinical biochemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 Pt 2},
  pages={101-5}
}
In many laboratories, clinical biochemists add interpretative comments to laboratory reports. There is, however, little evidence base to support this activity. Interpretative comments attached to reports are quite complex, usually consisting of several components that may suggest possible diagnoses and additional tests. Every comment is different, and assessment of interpretation is difficult. We illustrate different approaches which can be used: assessing whole comments or comment components… CONTINUE READING