Audits

The department participates in multi and uni-professional clinical audit thus aiming to provide a service that is evidence based and clinically directed.

Verification of normal ranges

The department has verified the normal ranges for various test using 200 sera from British Transfusion Service (BTS). Our audit confirms the existing quoted ranges. In the table below, both the quoted values by CIS and the ranges obtain from BTS samples are compared.

Normal ranges
Normal range determined using 200 normal BTS sera
   C3C  C4 IgG  IgA   IgM  B2M  CRP
Lower limit 1.08 0.16 7.09 0.67 0.15 0.77 -1.4
Upper limit   2.09 0.41 13.21 3.93 1.76 1.65 4.3
Quoted adult normal ranges
Lower limit 0.75 0.14   6.00 0.80  0.50  0.00 0.00
Upper limit 1.75 0.54 16.00  4.00 2.00 4.00 10.0
 
Normal ranges
Normal range determined using 200 normal BTS sera
  CREAT Kappa Lambda KLR AMYL RF TP
Lower limit 56 8.04 5.36 0.33 26.9 -1.1 67.83
Upper limit   100 20.97 18.38 2.16 106.8  14.1 84.19
Quoted adult normal ranges
Lower limit 50 3.30  5.71 0.26 28.0 0.00 66.0
Upper limit 100 19.40 26.30 1.65 100.0 14.0 87.0