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Precision in a clinical chemistry laboratory
  1. J. D. Acland1,
  2. S. Lipton2
  1. Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Sheffield, England
  2. Department of Statistics, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia


    The assessment of accuracy and precision in a routine clinical chemistry laboratory is discussed. A figure and tables are presented which relate the chance of making incorrect clinical decisions to the precision of an analytical method.

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    • 1 Present address: Chemical Pathology Department, Central Middlesex Hospital, Park Royal, London.

    • 2 Present address: Department of Statistics, Queensland University Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.