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- Measurement Uncertainty
Measurement uncertainty is almost certainly the least understood and poorly applied concept in medical laboratories. This was a surprise to me! I thought it was common practice, as it has been ‘mandated’ for so many years.
We spent a lot of time at Scientific Advisory Board meetings discussing this and finally concluded the key lied in going back to WHY to calculate MU, as described in ISO 15189: “Examples of the practical utility of measurement uncertainty estimates might include confirmation that patients’ values meet quality goals set by the laboratory and meaningful comparison of a patient value with a previous value of the same type or with a clinical decision value.”