Table 2

Würzburg Methodological Quality Score (W-MeQS) for the assessment of the quality of laboratory methods.

Item


1

Standardized method OR citation OR new method with adequate description including 2-5?


2

Adequate description of the method itself?


3

Sensitivity limits of the method declared?


4

Adequate internal controls measured?


5

Adequate negative controls measured?


6

Adequate number of samples investigated?


7

Adequate comparison with the control group?


8

All reagent information given?


9

Time points of tissue/blood collection standardized and given?


10

Measurements or data assessment performed in a blinded manner?


11

Adequate data assessment and illustration?


12

Target of interest investigated with > 1 method?


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