Thanks, Mike. From the analytical point of view a total calcium has been
corrected when a measurement error has been dealt with, and from the
clinical point of view a patient's calcium has been corrected when an
abnormal result has been dealt with. To avoid confusion we should use
'adjusted calcium' or 'albumin-adjusted calcium'.
Mike Bosomworth wrote:
>I tend to agree with Trevor's answers to his own questions but would also agree with Brian Payne, in that labs can derive their own adjustment based upon their own data (Ann Clin Biochem 1996; 33: 55-58). I would also like to suggest that we use the term adjusted calcium rather than corrected. Corrected implies error in the orginal measurement.
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