What Is the Optimal Biomarker Reference Value?
Anyone who has ever taken a blood test knows that the result always fluctuates within a certain range. More often than not, it is quite a wide range. Not only may the numbers vary from lab to lab, but if you go to your doctor’s office, you will find out that he or she may have an opinion about the acceptable limits.
An acceptable range
Such differences have created the need to introduce another concept — the optimal reference value of a biomarker. This is the range within which you can be sure that the index is in good order, the person’s health is not threatened by this biomarker, and the margin of safety is very large.
The importance of biomarker reference values
Ornament fully embraces this approach, as we believe that health care is primarily about preventing disease before the disease even appears and needing to treat it. Biomarkers that are on the edge of a normal range might not be a sign of disease but may indicate that you are at risk of developing the disease.
The body is not easily put out of balance, as it will naturally compensate for imbalances. However, it is important to stay vigilant and do everything you can to make sure your readings stay within a healthy range. This allows you to address issues before they become more serious. This is the essence of preventive medicine, and it is why we need optimal reference values.
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