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Clinical Practice Section publishes Adjusted Calcium Position Statement

02/04/2015 11:55:41

The ACB Clinical Pratice Section has published a position statement on 'Adjusted Calcium' which can be viewed via the below link.

pdf Image  ACB Adjusted Calcium Position Paper

This position paper provides interim guidance on albumin-adjusted calcium and was prepared by a working group established by the Clinical Practice Section of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine. The guidance is ‘interim’ in the sense that the working group recognised the need for a systematic review on this topic to support evidence based practice recommendations. A review has now been commissioned by the Clinical Sciences Reviews Committee of the ACB which will incorporate practice based recommendations and will be available in due course. Guidance based on a systematic literature review inevitably will have a more rigorous foundation than the collective wisdom of a working group. Furthermore the review may identify additional points not covered in the present document

It is hoped that the position paper followed by more definitive recommendations arising from the systematic review will allow greater harmonisation of practice across the UK.

Dr Maurice O'Kane - Director of Clinical Practice

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