Blood test results are compared to what’s considered ‘normal’ in order to work out suitable treatment, but this vital step is missing in diagnosing children. The majority of blood test reference ranges are based on adults – and don’t accurately tell us what’s normal and healthy for children. Alternatively many pathology laboratories borrow children’s reference ...
Defining ‘normal’ blood tests in children: Harmonising Age Pathology Parameters in Kids
By Vera Ignjatovic and Xavier Busuttil-Crellin
20 Nov 2018