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Ridefelt P.,Uppsala University | Hellberg D.,Uppsala University | Hellberg D.,Center for Clinical Research | Aldrimer M.,County Hospital of Falun | Gustafsson J.,Uppsala University
Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics | Year: 2014

Very few high-quality studies on paediatric reference intervals for general clinical chemistry and haematology analytes have been performed. Three recent prospective community-based projects utilising blood samples from healthy children in Sweden, Denmark and Canada have substantially improved the situation. Conclusion The present review summarises current reference interval studies for common clinical chemistry and haematology analyses. © 2013 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Source


Rodoo P.,County Hospital of Falun | Ridefelt P.,Uppsala University | Aldrimer M.,County Hospital of Falun | Niklasson F.,County Hospital of Falun | And 3 more authors.
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation | Year: 2013

Background. Many previous studies on reference intervals are hampered by the inclusion of only hospital-based populations of children and adolescents. Methods. This study included 694 children, evenly distributed from 6 months to 18 years of age. They were recruited as volunteers at child care units and schools. All subjects were apparently healthy. A questionnaire on diseases and medications was filled out by parents and by the older children. Results. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), albumin, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), bilirubin, conjugated bilirubin, C-reactive protein (CRP), creatine kinase (CK), Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT), HbA1c (mono S and IFCC calibrations), lactate dehydrogenase (LD), myoglobin and panceratic amylase were analyzed on Abbott Architect ci8200, and for HbA1c on Tosoh G7 and a mono S-system. Age-and gender-related 2.5th and 97.5th percentiles were estimated. For some analytes the differences to comparable studies were substantial. Conclusion. The study gives age-and gender-specific pediatric reference intervals, measured with modern methods for a number of important analytes. The results emphasize the importance to evaluate pediatric reference intervals in different populations and ethnic groups including only healthy subjects. © 2013 Informa Healthcare. Source


Ridefelt P.,Uppsala University | Aldrimer M.,County Hospital of Falun | Rodoo P.-O.,County Hospital of Falun | Niklasson F.,County Hospital of Falun | And 4 more authors.
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine | Year: 2012

Background: Reference intervals are crucial decision-making tools aiding clinicians in differentiating between healthy and diseased populations. However, for children such values often are lacking or incomplete. Methods: Blood samples were obtained from 692 healthy children, aged 6 months to 18 years, recruited in daycare centers and schools. Twelve common general clinical chemistry analytes were measured on the Abbott Architect ci8200 platform; sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, albumin-adjusted calcium, phosphate, magnesium, creatinine (Jaffe and enzymatic), cystatin C, urea and uric acid. Results: Age- and gender specific pediatric reference intervals were defined by calculating the 2.5th and 97.5th percentiles. Conclusions: The data generated is primarily applicable to a Caucasian population when using the Abbott Architect platform, but could be used by any laboratory if validated for the local patient population. © 2012 by Walter de Gruyter • Berlin • Boston. Source


Aldrimer M.,County Hospital of Falun | Ridefelt P.,Uppsala University | Rodoo P.,County Hospital of Falun | Niklasson F.,County Hospital of Falun | And 3 more authors.
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation | Year: 2013

Reference intervals are crucial decision-making tools aiding clinicians in differentiating between healthy and diseased populations. However, for children such values often are lacking or incomplete. Blood samples were obtained from 689 healthy children, aged 6 months to 18 years, recruited in day care centers and schools. Hematology and anemia analytes were measured on the Siemens Advia 2120 and Abbott Architect ci8200 platforms (hemoglobin, erythrocyte volume fraction [EVF], erythrocytes, mean corpuscular volume [MCV], mean corpuscular hemoglobin [MCH], mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration [MCHC], reticulocytes, leukocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, platelets, iron, transferrin, transferrin saturation). Age- and gender-specific pediatric reference intervals were defined by calculating 2.5th and 97.5th percentiles. The data generated is primarily applicable to a Caucasian population, but could be used by any laboratory if verified for the local patient population. © 2013 Informa Healthcare. Source


Aldrimer M.,County Hospital of Falun | Ridefelt P.,Uppsala University | Rodoo P.,County Hospital of Falun | Niklasson F.,County Hospital of Falun | And 3 more authors.
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation | Year: 2012

Pediatric reference intervals for thyroid hormones, prolactin and lipids are of high clinical importance as deviations might indicate diseases with serious consequences. In general, previous reference intervals are hampered by the inclusion of only hospital-based populations of children and adolescents. The study included 694 children, evenly distributed from 6 months to 18 years of age. They were recruited as volunteers at child care units and schools. All subjects were apparently healthy and a questionnaire on diseases and medications was filled out by parents and by the older children. TSH, free T4, free T3, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides and prolactin were analyzed on Abbott Architect ci8200. Age- and gender-related 2.5 and 97.5 percentiles were estimated. The thyroid hormone levels were similar to previous data for the Abbott Architect platform, but exhibited differences from studies performed with other methods. Prolactin displayed wide reference ranges, but relatively small age-related changes, and a marginal difference between sexes during adolescence. Reference intervals for lipids in the different age groups are known to vary geographically. Levels of LDL and total cholesterol were higher than those reported for children in Canada, but lower than those reported for children in China. The study gives age- and gender- specific pediatric reference intervals, measured with modern methods for a number of important analytes. The results presented here differ from previously recommended reference intervals. In many earlier studies, retrospective hospital-based reference intervals, which may include various sub-groups have been presented. By non-hospital studies it is possible to avoid some of these biases. © 2012 Informa Healthcare. Source

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