What is Calibration?

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What is Calibration?

Calibration is the process in which specimens with a known quantity of analyte are tested using a clinical assay that is expected to quantitate that analyte. The assay response to that known analyte quantity provides an analytical association that is recorded by the instrument. This recorded association is used to define concentrations of all "quantity unknown" samples, such as quality control and patient samples.

Calibration known concentration vs. analyzer response.