Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#90 assigned enhancement

Copies – term used for viral load data

Reported by: Gunther Schadow Owned by: Simon Cox
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Claire Marie West (clairemwest) proposed in #69 to add Copies – term used for viral load data

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Gunther Schadow

I have long seen this unit and struggled to find in it anything else but a count-noun, which should not get a unit symbol lest we create units for every thing under the sun. However, it is relevant enough in clinical medicine.

So can we begin by collecting the authoritative literature please?

Is there other normative reference by IFCC for example?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Gunther Schadow

This one I would also "just do" but I am concerned about the lack of a good definition. Don't want to do anything that is just wrong. And because it is used across the board in PCR analysis, it needs to be right when we put it in. So holding it back, leaving it open.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Gunther Schadow

These copies and log copies are a problem. We need expertise or a good metrologically oriented discussion paper on this.

#90, #143, #165, #173

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by Brenée Mitchell

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Owner: set to Simon Cox
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comment:5 Changed 8 months ago by Simon Cox

Yes, even the Wikipedia article has no citation - that is relatively unusual. I guess they all think it is well-known or trivial. But I agree that it is clearly a widely used 'unit' so probably warrants an entry in UCUM. Maybe [copies]?

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