Currently, many pediatric laboratory tests are inappropriately interpreted using reference intervals derived from either adult populations, hospitalized pediatric populations, or from outdated methodologies. In addition, challenges with limited sample volume and integrating pediatric testing can adversely impact workflow. Age-specific reference intervals are extremely important for interpreting measurements in the pediatric population but unfortunately, there are very few studies that provide this information.
Siemens Healthineers helps you meet the challenges involved in establishing reference intervals for tests performed in the pediatric setting. We have conducted extensive studies to establish clinically relevant pediatric reference intervals for many disease states on Siemens Healthineers systems, including Atellica® Solution, ADVIA Centaur®, and Dimension® EXL™ systems. Benefits include:
Developing accurate reference intervals is often impeded by limited availability of samples from healthy pediatric populations. Fast, accurate results with appropriate age-specific reference intervals from the laboratory can help physicians diagnose and determine treatment in a timely manner. Siemens Healthineers is committed to providing these reference intervals and supporting initiatives to protect the lives of our most vulnerable patients.