Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Medicine - I I CLINICAL LABORATORY CLINICAL...

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Unformatted text preview: I I CLINICAL LABORATORY CLINICAL LABORATORY STATISTICS STATISTICS Laborator y Medicine (SPPS 216) Robert L. Fitzgerald, Ph.D. Clinical Professor of Pathology < rlfitzgerald@ucsd.edu > 858-552-8585 x 7761 Wiki < ucsdlabmed.wikidot.com > OBJECTI VE S To understand how reference ranges are determined and how to use them to interpret laboratory data To understand common statistical terms related to laboratory diagnostics To understand how disease prevalence affects predictive values of laboratory tests To understand the basic principle of quality control as applied to a diagnostic test R.L. Fitzgerald, Ph.D. UCSD SPPS 216 KEY TERMS Accur acy Analytical Var iation Coefficient of Var iation I ntr aindividual Var iation I nter individual Var iation M ean Negative Pr edictive Value Positive Pr edictive Value Pr ecision Refer ence Range Sensitivity Specificity Standar d Deviation R.L. Fitzgerald, Ph.D. UCSD SPPS 216 BACKGROUND/SI GNI FI CANC E Basic understanding of statistics is assumed Essential that pharmacists understand: sources of variation reference ranges predictive values how laboratory results are interpreted R.L. Fitzgerald, Ph.D....
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