Practicality of the guideline "Protocols for determination of limiits of detection and limits of quantitation (EP17)" issued by NCCLS was evaluated both theoretically and experimentally by the JSCC Committee on Quality Management, In this report ISO 11843 document describing the concept of detection limits was reviewed and the NCCLS guideline was interpreted and summarized. The following two modifications were made to the guideline based on results of the evaluation: (1) methods for selection and preparation of blank specimens are presented and (2) use of so-called precision profile, which is constructed from replicate measurement of multiple clinical specimens, was proposed as a practical way of determining limits of quantitation.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 19 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Biochemistry