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The use of reference methods in clinical chemistry analysis is advocated by many experts as the most reliable approach to obtain accurate results. The set up of such methods must, however, be rigorous. This paper emphasises the importance of interlaboratory studies for this purpose. The examples presented are taken from work done under the BCR programme. The determination of steroid hormones in serum by isotope dilution mass spectrometry and the measurement of enzyme catalytic activities, according to IFCC recommended methods, are discussed.

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Authors: COLINET E, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Zwölfte Internationale Tagung für Biochemische Analysen, München (DE), May 8, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35369 ORA
Record Number: 199011029 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en