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During a normal menstrual cycle, serum levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol, and progesterone can vary widely between cycles for the same woman, as well as between different woman. Reliable reference values based on the local population are important for correct interpretation of laboratory results. The purpose(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid disorders are common, often go unrecognized, and when left untreated, can have serious public health implications. Dietary and ethnic differences are known to influence thyroid function. However, comparatively few studies have examined the prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD) and thyroid function test (TFT) reference intervals(More)
Undiagnosed thyroid disease is a common problem with significant public health implications. This is especially true during pregnancy, when the health of both the mother and the developing child can be adversely affected by abnormal maternal thyroid function. Measurement of serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO-Ab)(More)
Total protein-bound carbohydrates (PBC), as neutral hexoses, were quantified in the plasma of C3H mice as a function of time relative to whole-body exposure to either monoenergetic 14-MeV neutrons or mixed gamma-neutron radiations delivered at a rate of approximately 20 rads/ min. The reported doses, 365 to 530 rads, were those which yielded survivors under(More)
OBJECTIVES A comprehensive set of age- and gender-specific pediatric reference intervals is essential for accurate interpretation of laboratory tests in a pediatric setting. DESIGN AND METHODS 1459 serum/plasma from children attending select outpatient clinics and deemed to be metabolically stable, were collected from five age groups; 0-12 months, 1-5(More)
A method is employed which permits correction for the influence of the neutral hexoses galactose and mannose on the apparent concentration of protein-bound L-fucose as estimated by the Dische-Shettles CyR3 reaction. The values thus obtained, together with the serum concentrations of neutral hexoses, were evaluated in a series of patients, 109 of whom had(More)
BACKGROUND The CALIPER program has previously reported a comprehensive database of pediatric reference intervals for 63 biochemical and immunochemical markers. Here, covariate-stratified reference intervals were determined for a number of special assays not previously reported. METHODS A total of 1917 healthy children and adolescents were recruited and(More)