Patterson Standard: 0.867/0.867 x 4.0 mg/dl = 4.0 mg/dl 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
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.