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Measurement Verification

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A document titled "Measurement verification  in the clinical laboratory: A guide to assessing analytical performance during the acceptance testing of methods (quantitative examination procedures) and/or analysers" is also available to download below:



Editorials from Stephen Halloran and David Burnett are available to download in PDF format below. These were originally posted in June 2009.

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The Excel spreadsheets associated with this paper have been tested extensively but have not been validated formally. The ACB accepts no liability for errors in statistical analysis or conclusions reached as a result of using this software.

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Updated 13 December 2018

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