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Workshop on normal reference ranges for estradiol in postmenopausal women, September 2019, Chicago, Illinois

Santen RJ1Pinkerton JV2Liu JH3Matsumoto AM4Lobo RA5Davis SR6Simon JA7.

Menopause. 2020 May 4. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001556. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Abstract

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) organized the Workshop on Normal Ranges for Estradiol in Postmenopausal Women from September 23 to 24, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. The aim of the workshop was to review existing analytical methodologies for measuring estradiol in postmenopausal women and to assess existing data and study cohorts of postmenopausal women for their suitability to establish normal postmenopausal ranges. The anticipated outcome of the workshop was to develop recommendations for establishing normal ranges generated with a standardized and certified assay that could be adopted by clinical and research communities. The attendees determined that the term reference range was a better descriptor than normal range for estradiol measurements in postmenopausal women. Twenty-eight speakers presented during the workshop.