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 A. Tideman, Paul Worley, Mark D. Shephard, Rosy Tirimacco, Kristyn J. Willson, Philip Ryan, Janice Gill, David W. Thomas, Justin Beilby

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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. ?? 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Biochemistry
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Mar 2010

Publication series

NameClinical Biochemistry


  • General practice
  • Lipids
  • Point of care testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)

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