Laboratory Medicine

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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 < [email protected] > 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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