Your patients are unique; biological variation in clinical practice
Is there any such thing as 'normal'? This talk discusses the strengths and limitations of population-based reference intervals, how to identify 'significant' change and what that really means for your patient. How can we incorporate what we know about the analyte, the patient and the other diagnostic tests available to tailor our diagnostic approach to the individual?
- To understand the concept of biological variation
- To be familiar with the variations on 'normal' and 'abnormal'
- Appreciate how to optimise test performance and apply this to the individual