Basis for Reference Ranges

The following table shows the basis for the reference ranges used throughout the Haematology A-Z test pages.

 
TYPES OF  EXAMINATION/TECHNICAL FIELDS/ACTIVITIES
BASIS FOR REFERENCE RANGE

Full blood count (WBC (with differential- Neutrophile,Lymphocyte, Monocyte, Eosinpophil, basophile),  RBC, HB,PCV, MCV,MCH,MCHC,RDW,Platelets, Reticulocyte)

S Mitchell Lewis,Barbara J Bain &Imelda Bates ( 2001)  9th edition Dacie and Lewis ( Practical Haematology)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

Dacie and Lewis

Infectious mononucleosis screen (IMS)

From Kit insert- Acussay mono-Kit

Malaria screen - Thick and Thin film for microscopy

Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria, BCSH Guideline ( 2013)

Malaria screen - BINAX NOW® Malaria test

Laboratory Diagnosis of Malaria, BCSH Guideline ( 2013)

Peripheral Blood film microscopy

Dacie and Lewis

Peripheral Bone Marrow  microscopy

Dacie and Lewis

Urinary Haemosiderin

Dacie and Lewis

Coagulation (clotting) screen - Prothrombin Time (PT), International Normalised ratio (INR), Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT), Fibrinogen

 The reference ranges for coagulation screening tests are historical.  Implemented and approved by previous consultant haematologist (RA).

D Dimer

 The reference ranges for coagulation screening tests are historical.  Implemented and approved by previous consultant haematologist (RA)

Lupus Anticoagulant

 The reference ranges for coagulation screening tests are historical.  Implemented and approved by previous consultant haematologist (RA) after completing a study of local patients.

Antithrombin Activity

Imperial Hospitals Trust

Protein C Activity

Imperial Hospitals Trust

Protein S (free)

Kit insert- Sysmex UK

Haemaglobinopathy screen (HBOP)

implemented by consultant Haematologist (RA) after completing a study of local patients

Glucose-6-Phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)

implemented by consultant Haematologist (RA) after completing a study of local patients