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

Angela Gialamas, Caroline Laurence, Lisa Yelland, Philip Tideman, Paul Worley, Mark Shephard, Rosy Tirimacco, Kristyn Willson, Philip Ryan, Janice Gill, David Thomas, Justin 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 - Mar 2010

    Keywords

    • General practice
    • Lipids
    • Point of care testing

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    Gialamas, A., Laurence, C., Yelland, L., Tideman, P., Worley, P., Shephard, M., Tirimacco, R., Willson, K., Ryan, P., Gill, J., Thomas, D., & Beilby, 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