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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)
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)
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)
Important performance characteristics for any thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) assay include low-end sensitivity, precision across a wide dynamic range, and linear specimen dilution. Laboratories often characterize the performance of their TSH assay using many different sample matrices (e.g. native human serum, synthetic buffer, processed human serum,(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)