Harmonisation Workshop 2013
Held 12-13 July 2013
Following the success of our 2012 Workshop in reaching consensus on common reference intervals for most of the routine chemistry analytes, the next step was for each laboratory to verify the proposed reference interval/decision limits.
The two main questions labs need to answer when asking whether they can harmonise on the same reference intervals or clinical cut-off are:
- Methodological – is their method okay or is there a bias?
- Own population – does the reference interval/decision limit apply to their population?
The main goals and outcomes for the 2013 Workshop were:
- Defining our reference populations for use with clinical decision limits
- Consolidation of HRIs work with follow up of problematic analytes
- Laboratory validation – adult and paediatric RIs
- Strategy & timeline for laboratory implementation of HRIs
Reports and Presentations
Introduction – Update from May 2013 Workshop – Goals of 2013 Workshop – AProf Graham Jones
Problematic analytes – Albumin, Globulin, AST, ALT+-P-5P, GGT, Bilirubin, Lipase – Dr Ken Sikaris Presenter Mr Gus Koerbin
- Aussie Normals direct reference intervals study and bias study 2 update by Gus Koerbin:
“Aussie Normals” Reference Interval and Bias Study 2 Update – Mr Gus Koerbin
Decision Limits – Lipids, CRP, Glucose – Australian and New Zealand Position Statements - Facilitator Ms Maxine Reed Presenters Ms Maxine Reed, Dr David Sullivan, Dr Ken Sikaris
Corrected Calcium, Review of Algorithms – Ms Julie Ryan
Chemistry Test Profiles – A/Prof Ton
- Recommendations for reporting of iron studies and critical lab results by Dr Que Lam
- Closing Remarks by Graham Jones:
DEBRIEF – AProf Graham Jones