# Coefficient of variation (CV

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The ratio of the standard deviation to its mean. CV% = (SD/mean)100

Bilirubin Test CV% = (SD/mean)100 =(1.1 mg/dL/0.0mg/dL/20mg/dL)100 =(0.5 mg/dL)100 = 20% CVs of 10% and higher sound bad =5% CVs of 5% or less generally give us a feeling of good method performance .

Half of the inter-quartile range or semi interquartile range QD = (Q3 – Q1)/2 = (17 – 7)/2 .Inter-quartile range (IQR) – difference between the third and the first quartile IQR = Q3 – Q1 = 17 – 7 = 10 Quartile deviation (QD) .

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Kurtosis – the relative flatness or peakness of a distribution Platykurtic – is relatively flat Leptokurtic – is usually peaked Mesokurtic – is in between platykurtic and leptokurtic curves Click to edit Master text styles Second level ● Third level ● Fourth level ● Fifth level .