Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences is delighted to announce the publication of a new White Paper entitled ‘The Canadian Laboratory Initiative on Pediatric Reference Intervals: A CALIPER White Paper’.
The article marks the culmination of over a decade of research by healthcare professionals and experts in the field, who worked together with thousands of families and children to identify accurate age- and sex-specific reference intervals for pediatric patients. Based on health information and blood samples from over 9,700 community children and adolescents, and containing reference intervals for over 100 biomarkers of pediatric disease, the report addresses a significant research gap in the pediatric population.
The comprehensive White Paper presents a summary of the CALIPER project, and hosts the full data generated by the project over the past decade. It therefore offers clinical laboratory specialists, clinicians, and other healthcare workers an unrivalled single resource to access this significant research project.
Lead author of the study and Editor-in-Chief, Dr Khosrow Adeli, comments: “CALIPER is universally regarded as the largest and most successful pediatric reference intervals study worldwide with considerable interest from hospitals and clinics globally. The new CALIPER white paper provides a single comprehensive resource to allow further dissemination and implementation of CALIPER data in clinical practice to improve pediatric disease diagnosis and patient care.”
The CALIPER Reference Interval Database is also freely available online via http://www.sickkids.ca/caliperproject/index.html, and is widely used by clinical laboratories across the world.