The importance of pediatric reference intervals for diagnostic testing
20 Jan 2021
Currently, many pediatric laboratory test results are inappropriately interpreted using reference intervals derived from either adult populations, hospitalized pediatric populations, or from outdated methodologies. Age-specific reference intervals are extremely important for interpreting measurements in the pediatric population but, unfortunately, there are very few studies that provide reference intervals using robust, statistically sound studies and well-characterized healthy populations.
In this webinar, Dr. Khosrow Adeli discusses how to best overcome the challenges involved in establishing reference intervals for proper clinical interpretation of pediatric lab results, aiding the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients.
Key learning objectives
- Describe the challenges of interpreting diagnostic tests for children
- Learn how pediatric reference intervals can be established for your laboratory
- Understand how pediatric reference intervals lead to successful diagnosis and treatment
Who should attend?
Laboratory professionals and clinicians treating children in routine care or involved in disease state management.
Certificate of attendance
All webinar participants can request a certificate of attendance, including a learning outcomes summary for continuing education purposes.
Attendees of this webinar are entitled to P.A.C.E. credits from the ASCLS and/or ACCENT credits from the AACC.