Assessing agreement between point of care and laboratory results for lipid testing from a clinical perspective

Angela Gialamas, Caroline O. Laurence, Lisa N. Yelland, Philip Tideman, Paul Worley, Mark D. Shephard, Rosy Tirimacco, Kristyn J. Willson, Philip Ryan, Janice Gill, David W. Thomas, Justin J. Beilby

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Abstract

Objectives: Investigate agreement between lipid pathology results from point-of-care testing (PoCT) devices and laboratories. Design and methods: Agreement was assessed using the Bland-Altman method. Results: Mean difference (limits of agreement) were: - 0.28 mmol/L (- 1.04, 0.48) for total cholesterol, - 0.09 mmol/L, (- 0.55, 0.36) for HDL-C. Median difference (nonparametric limits of agreement) were 0.07 mmol/L, (- 0.40, 3.04) for triglycerides. Conclusions: The clinical acceptability of the variation between lipid PoCT and laboratory test results is debatable but our work provides baseline data for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Biochemistry
Volume43
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • General practice
  • Lipids
  • Point of care testing

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    Gialamas, A., Laurence, C. O., Yelland, L. N., Tideman, P., Worley, P., Shephard, M. D., Tirimacco, R., Willson, K. J., Ryan, P., Gill, J., Thomas, D. W., & Beilby, J. J. (2010). Assessing agreement between point of care and laboratory results for lipid testing from a clinical perspective. Clinical Biochemistry, 43(4-5), 515-518. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2009.11.014