Standardization of apolipoprotein measurements
The standardization programs for the immunological assays of apolipoproteins have temptatively addressed several of the problems linked with this type of assays. Such problems include: lack of primary standards with certified values, method-to-method variation, lack of comparability for sample treatment, etc.
International organizations including: the International Union of Immunological Societies (I.U.I.S.), the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC), the European Community Bureau of Reference (BCR), have supported these programs. Although partial answers to some of the problems have been obtained, future collaborative efforts are still required to solve the remaining questions.
KeywordsImmunoassay primary standard reference material standardization
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