Included in meta analysis


Kafonek SD, Donovan L, Lovejoy KL and Bachorik PS, 1996, Clin Chem, 42, 2002-7 , Biological variation of lipids and lipoproteins in fingerstick blood


Total Score


Parameter Score
1. Scale A
2. Study Population A
3. Samples A
4. Measurand A
5. Pre-Analytical A
6. Replicate Analysis B
7. Steady State A
8. Outlier Analysis C
9. Normality B
10. Variance Homogeneity C
12. CI A
13. No of Results C
14. Concentrations A
15. Total Score C8,10,11,13

Item Details

Parameter Score
Matrix Serum
Measurand Cholesterol
Unit g / L
Overall Analytical Principle Method Spectrophotometry; UV/VISIBLE
Number of Subjects 83
Number of Subjects included in BV estimation 83
Ethinicity Unknown
Age Mean / Median 40.3
Age Min 20.0
Age Max 75.0
Age SD
Number of Males 17
Number of Females 66
State of Well Being
Healthy (excl pregnant)
Study Duration Length 3
Study Duration Units Month
Sampling Intervals, e.g. X sample(s) per Interval Unit 1
Interval Units Month
Sampling Times Start Time:
End Time:
Number of Samples 3
Average Number of Samples Used for BV Estimation 3.0
Average Number of Replicates 1.0
Estimates of CVi 5.1
Calculated Confidence Intervals of CVi Lower: 4.54, Upper: 5.77
Estimates of CVg
Calculated Confidence Intervals of CVg Lower: 0.00, Upper:
Analytical CV 1.5
Calculated Confidence Intervals of Analytical CV Lower: 1.17, Upper: 2.09
Measurand Mean 2.013
Measurand Min
Measurand Max
Measurand SD