Normal Reference Laboratory Values?

Habib A. Sioufi, May S. Jacobson, Kent B. Lewandrowski, James G. Flood, Michael Laposata

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To the Editor: Jordan et al. (Sept. 3 issue)1 provided a list of normal reference laboratory values that was prefaced by the statement “Reprints are available at $2.50 each,” implying that these values are reference values for clinical laboratories. After the publication of the article, several physicians called us to question our normal values and cited the article as a reference. For each analyte, the authors listed only the method used, without specifying the particular instrument or reagent. A brief description of the procedure the authors used to establish these values would have helped other laboratories to generate their own…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-142
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 14 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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