Data from IDEXX Laboratories Provide New Insights into Small Animal Practice (Clinical application of biological variation data to facilitate interpretation of canine and feline laboratory results)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Veterinary Week -- Researchers detail new data in Veterinary Medicine - Small Animal Practice. According to news reporting from Wetherby, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Interpretation of laboratory results is based on comparison of the patient's own results against established decision thresholds or reference intervals in the context of the clinical presentation and history. Blood measurand analysis has pre-analytical, analytical and physiological sources of variation, which may complicate interpretation of results."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from IDEXX Laboratories, "Biological variation describes the physiological random fluctuation of blood measurands around a homeostatic set point, which varies within and between individuals. This article reviews the practical applications of biological variation in the everyday clinical setting."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Examples are offered to highlight how biological variation can be used to: (1) assess the usefulness of subject-based reference intervals, (2) determine measurand homeostatic set points, (3) interpret single or serial results for diagnosis of disease and (4) evaluate changes in serial results during monitoring."
For more information on this research see: Clinical application of biological variation data to facilitate interpretation of canine and feline laboratory results. The Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2017;():.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Campora, IDEXX Laboratories Ltd, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS227DN, UK. Additional authors for this research include K.P. Freeman and R. Baral.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.12781. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Wetherby, United Kingdom, Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Practice.
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