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9240867 x 40 mgdl 426 mgdl qc level 3 06980867 x 40

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QC Level 1: 0.924/0.867 x 4.0 mg/dl = 4.26 mg/dl QC Level 3: 0.698/0.867 x 4.0 mg/dl = 2.42 mg/dl Discussion: Once the results were obtained, the patient results were compared to the reference ranges, and as well, the QC results were compared to the reference ranges to insure that the results are accurate and acceptable and to prevent erroneous patient results from being reported. For, if the patient results fall outside of the reference ranges, it can be concluded that abnormalities are in the patient sample. When evaluating the QC results, it was found that both QC 1 and QC 3 were within the acceptable limits of 2 standard deviations of the mean, in fact both results fell within 1 standard deviation of the mean. Therefore, when evaluating the Levy Jennings Chart there were no violations of the Westgard rules. When evaluating QC 1 results, the mean value of the reference range was 4.20 mg/dl with one standard deviation being 0.50 mg/dl and the acceptable range between 3.20 mg/dl and 5.20 mg/dl. The QC 1 value was 4.26 mg/dl which is within two standard deviations. When evaluating the QC 3 results, the mean value of the reference range was 2.40 mg/dl with one standard deviation being 0.30 mg/dl and the acceptable range between 1.80 mg/dl and 3.00 mg/dl. The QC 3 value was 2.42 mg/dl which was within two standard deviations. Since QC values are considered acceptable when within two standard deviations above or below the mean, and the QC values obtained did not exceed the 2 standard deviation control limit, the results should be accepted. So, the patient results can be verified and given to the doctor. Since QC results did fall within two standard deviations of the reference ranges, the albumin concentration would have been normal, for desirable albumin levels are between 3.5 g/dl – 5.3 g/dl and the patient sample contained 4.5 g/dl of albumin. If the albumin concentration obtained was too high, the results would have been indicative of malnourishment, muscle wasting disease, gastrointestinal disease, and renal disease. Errors may have been performed during the analysis. Perhaps, there were measurement errors with the reagent volumes or pipetting errors. Or perhaps, the cuvettes and the pipettes were unclean. Also, post analytical errors could have occurred; for instance, the inaccurate evaluation of the tests performed.
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