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International Agreement to Improve Quality in Laboratory Medicine NPU Terminology

Published: Monday, January 20, 2014

In laboratory medicine one of the most basic, but important, challenges is to ensure that we have a common understanding of what is being measured in what biological system, and of how the results will be expressed and in what units.  To address this issue the three partner organisations have developed, tested and refined an intuitive and comprehensive NPU terminology. The MoU and Agreement formalises the achievements to date and provides a template for greater international promotion of NPU terminology as an aid to harmonised practice and better patient safety.

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