+ Translate

Evaluation of a laboratory system intended for use in physicians' offices. I. Reliability of results produced by trained laboratory technologists

, : Evaluation of a laboratory system intended for use in physicians' offices. I. Reliability of results produced by trained laboratory technologists. JAMA 258(3): 353-356

The accuracy and precision of the Kodak DT-60 tabletop chemistry analyzer were evaluated in the clinical laboratory at the Portland (Ore) Veterans Administration Medical Center, and its operational throughout and cost were estimated. All DT-60 tests that were studied exhibited clinically acceptable precision and, except for the glucose method, accuracy. The accuracy of the glucose method was indeterminate with the available data. Throughput under field conditions was found to be less than half of the manufacturer's claim. The estimated supply cost per test could vary from $1.20 to $5.49 per test, depending on the test type and the number of assays expected to be performed daily. The instrument seems to be accurate, precise, and generally reliable when operated by professional medical technologists.

(PDF 0-2 workdays service)

Order PDF Full Text


Click here to order any other PDF Full Text

Accession: 005395170

PMID: 3599329

PDF Full Text: Submit

Submit PDF Full Text

No spam - Every submission is manually reviewed

Due to poor quality, we do not accept files from Researchgate

Submitted PDF Full Texts will always be free for everyone
(We only charge for PDFs that we need to acquire)

Select a PDF file:

Other references

Formicola V., 1987: Neolithic transition and dental changes the case of an italian site. This paper compares the dentition of two samples of populations which lived in the same sites of Western Liguria (Italy) during the late phases of a hunting and gathering economy and at the beginning of agriculture respectively. The characteristic...

Li Zhiqun, 1998: Geology of lassalite in Yunnan and its exploration. The author studies the geology of lassalite in Yunnan and its development in this paper. Lassalite is mainly produced in eastern Yunnan. It can be divided into two kinds: fibrous and earthy. Comparison of the lassalite of Yunnan to that of other c...

Becker Platen J. D.; Kuiper J. G. J., 1979: Sphaeriidae (Mollusca, Lamellibranchia) in the Cenozoic sediments of Turkey. Geologisches Jahrbuch Reihe B: Regionale Geologie Ausland

Vasileva, Gergana P.; Gibson, David I.; Bray, Rodney A., 2003: Taxonomic revision of Joyeuxilepis Spassky, 1947 Redescriptions of J acanthorhyncha and J fuhrmanni , a key and a new generic diagnosis. Two species of Joyeuxilepis Spassky, 1947 with 14 rostellar hooks are redescribed: J. acanthorhyncha (Wedl, 1855) on the basis of specimens from Tachybaptus ruficollis in Bulgaria and J. fuhrmanni (Solomon, 1932) on the basis of the holotype from...

Obi T.U.; Ojeh C.K., 1989: Dot enzyme immunoassay for visual detection of peste des petits ruminants virus antigen fron infected caprine tissues. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent microassay using nitrocellulose paper as the solid-phase support was developed for the detection of peste-des-petits-ruminants virus antigens in infected caparine tissue homogenates. Dots of tissue homogenates were a...

Mastelic, J., 2001: The essential oil co-distillation by superheated vapour of organic solvents from aromatic plants. A method of essential oil co-distillation by superheated vapour of solvents was developed and the apparatus was presented. As suitable solvents, pentane and ether (inert solvent with low boiling point) were used. The method was tested on sage, Sal...

Mulazimoglu N., 1971: Oceanographic studies. Jeomorfoloji Dergisi = Geomorphology Bulletin 3(3): 62-72

Britton, R., 1979: Some notes on the geography of tourism. Tourism research within geography has been hindered by conceptual fuzziness, illusory rigour, limited themes, and an absence of critical treatment of an often controversial activity. Some of these weaknesses are discussed. Examples of sccessful cr...

Giustetto, Roberto; Seenivasan, Kalaivani; Bordiga, Silvia, 2010: Spectroscopic characterization of a sepiolite-based Maya Blue pigment. Maya Blue, an ancient pigment used by Mayas in Mesoamerica, can be considered an ancestor of modern nano-composites as it forms by grinding and heating the guest indigo molecule with a hosting clay framework (palygorskite or sepiolite). Specific b...

Takahashi Y.; Miyataka K.; Yamamoto H.; Masuyama H.; Mikami S.; Ichikawa M., 1981: Platelet anti thrombin iii. Journal of Electron Microscopy 30(3): 256