Utilization of biological variation data in the interpretation of laboratory test results - survey about clinicians' opinion and knowledge.

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Emre H. O. , Karpuzoglu F. H. , Coskun C., Sezer E. , Ozturk O. G. , Ucar F., ...More

Biochemia medica, vol.31, pp.10705, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.11613/bm.2021.010705
  • Title of Journal : Biochemia medica
  • Page Numbers: pp.10705
  • Keywords: biological variation, laboratory error, patient safety, reference change value, CRITICAL-APPRAISAL, MEDICINE, CHECKLIST, ERRORS


Introduction: To interpret test results correctly, understanding of the variations that affect test results is essential. The aim of this study is: 1) to evaluate the clinicians' knowledge and opinion concerning biological variation (BV), and 2) to investigate if clinicians use BV in the interpretation of test results.