Title: Establishing age/sex related serum creatinine reference intervals from hospital laboratory data based on different statistical methods
Authors: Pottel, Hans ×
Vrydags, Nicolas
Mahieu, Boris
Vandewynckele, Emmanuel
Croes, Kathleen
Martens, Frank #
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co.
Series Title: Clinica Chimica Acta vol:396 issue:1-2 pages:49-55
Abstract: BACKGROUND: This is a retrospective study on a large hospital database to establish age- and sex-related mean values and reference ranges for serum creatinine (Scr), obtained with an IDMS-traceable, enzymatic method, in a Caucasian population. METHODS: The database was filtered for unique entries to reduce the presence of correlated and pathological data. Three different statistical methods, a non-parametric method, the Bhattacharya procedure and a non-linear fit of the cumulative Gaussian distribution were used to estimate the serum creatinine-age dependency for men and women, from birth till 100 years of age. RESULTS: Scr increases with age, equal for boys and girls, up to 14 years and with a much steeper slope for boys than for girls between 14 and 20 years. We show that the Scr-age pattern is constant between 20 and 70 years with a mean of 0.90 mg/dL [0.63-1.16 mg/dL] for men and 0.70 mg/dL [0.48-0.93 mg/dL] for women. Above 70, Scr starts to slowly increase again. CONCLUSIONS: Indirect methods confirm the available reference intervals from healthy-volunteer studies and add information on age-periods not covered by these studies. As such, indirect methods can be used complementary to healthy-volunteer studies.
ISSN: 0009-8981
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
× corresponding author
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