Notes on measurement uncertainty

Each quantitative measurement result deviates from a “true value”, as each measurement involves a certain amount of inaccuracy related to the specific analysis in question. The deviation of the measured values from the true value is described as “measurement uncertainty”. The laboratory conducts regular quality control measures to keep the measurement uncertainty as low as possible for each analysis. Information on the measurement uncertainty of the quantitative test methods can be issued at any time upon request.
The accuracy of the measured result is not only affected by measurement uncertainty, but by the preanalytics as well (e.g. time sample was taken, food intake, body weight, biorhythm and the taking of medication).