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The need for international standards in hematology is well-documented. The 25 papers included in this paperback volume consider principles of standardization, molecular weight of hemoglobin, methods for hemoglobin determination, and normal values for hemoglobin in various countries. A few papers discuss other hematologic subjects.
The coefficient of variation of U. S. A. clinical laboratories for hemoglobin determinations has increased from 3.8% in 1960 to 5.1% in 1963, according to proficiency test service analyses reported by Sunderman. Normal hemoglobin values of 15.84 g (s.d. 0.939) and 13.82 g (s.d. 0.925), reported by Spaander and Helleman for the Netherlands, based on 321
Standardization, Documentation and Normal Values in Haematology.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:729–730. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-4-729
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(4):729-730.
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