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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 81-86
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2009.81.86
 
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Assessment of Reference Values for Selected Plasma Nutrients of Healthy University Students in Oman

Saud Iqbal, Majeed R. Al-Ani, Jamilah A. Al-Zadjali, Zahra Z. Al-Abri and Buthaina S. Al- Belushi

Abstract:
The objective of this study was to assess the reference intervals of specific nutrients in blood of Omani university students. Blood samples were collected from 302 randomly selected apparently healthy students (144 males and 158 females) aged 19-24 years. Plasma concentrations of total protein, albumin, calcium, phosphate, uric acid, glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol were measured by Beckman Synchron diagnostic analyzer. Plasma globulin, A/G ratio and LDL and VLDL-cholesterol were calculated by standard methods. Reference intervals were estimated by determining the 5th-95th percentile of the population by truncating values for bottom and top 5% of the data. While there were no differences between mean plasma levels of male and female students for glucose, phosphate and total cholesterol, significant differences (p<0.001) were found between male and female subjects for total protein, albumin, calcium, uric acid, triacylglycerol, HDL, LDL and VLDL-cholesterol. However, the reference values were within the published reference ranges for both sexes. The present results revealed a good agreement with the published data from other laboratories for all the parameters analyzed. The data presented here may serve as Gulf population-based reference intervals for the selected analytes in the GCC region.
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Saud Iqbal, Majeed R. Al-Ani, Jamilah A. Al-Zadjali, Zahra Z. Al-Abri and Buthaina S. Al- Belushi, 2009. Assessment of Reference Values for Selected Plasma Nutrients of Healthy University Students in Oman. Journal of Medical Sciences, 9: 81-86.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2009.81.86

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2009.81.86

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