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Lab (Specimen)

Conventional Units

SI Units

Haptoglobin (serum) top of page
43 - 212 mg/dL 0.43 - 2.12 g/L
Hematocrit (Hct)  Blood
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Male: 41 - 50 %
Female: 35 - 46%
 
Hemoglobin (Hb) Blood top of page
Male: 13.8 - 17.2 g/dL
Female: 12 - 15.6 g/dL
Male: 138 - 172 g/L
Female: 120 - 156 g/L
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Blood
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<6% of total Hb
AACE Guidelines (2011)
Hemoglobin A1c, % (as a screening test)
leq5.4 - Normal
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5.5-6.4 - High risk/prediabetes; requires screening by glucose criteria
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geq6.5 -Diabetes, confirmed by repeating the test on a different day
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In general, therapy should target a A1C level of 6.5% or less for most nonpregnant adults.
<0.06 of total Hb
High density lipoprotein  cholesterol (HDL) Serum top of page
>/= 35 mg/dL
Negative risk factor:
    >/= 60 mg/dL
>/= 0.9 mmol/L
Negative risk factor:
    >/= 1.55 mmol/L
Homocysteine (plasma)
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6.1 - 15.0 µmol/L
Alt:
Male: 4-12 µmol/L
Female: 4-10 µmol/L
6.1 - 15.0 µmol/L
Alt:
Male: 4-12 µmol/L
Female: 4-10 µmol/L
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) Qualitative (urine) top of page Nonpregnant: Negative.
Pregnant: positive
 
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) Quantitative (intact and free) Serum

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Male: < 2 IU/L
Premenopausal: < 5 IU/L
Postmenopausal: < 10 IU/L
Pregnancy:
0 - 2 wk: < 500 IU/L
2 - 3 wk: 100 - 5,000 IU/L
3 - 4 wk: 500 - 10,000 IU/L
1 - 2 mo: 1,000 - 200,000 IU/L
2-3 mo: 10,000 - 100,000 IU/L
Male: < 2 IU/L
Premenopausal: < 5 IU/L
Postmenopausal: < 10 IU/L
Pregnancy:
0 - 2 wk: < 500 IU/L
2 - 3 wk: 100 - 5,000 IU/L
3 - 4 wk: 500 - 10,000 IU/L
1 - 2 mo: 1,000 - 200,000 IU/L
2-3 mo: 10,000 - 100,000 IU/L
17-Hydroxycorticosteroids (urine)
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Male: 3 - 15 mg/day
Female: 2 - 12 mg/day
Male: 38.3 - 41.4 µmol/day
Female: 5.5 - 33.1 µmol/day

Important Notes  top of page icon

>Unless noted, all values are for adults.
>All laboratory values listed are method dependent (Methods include: immunoassay, colorimetry, electrophoresis, HPLC, etc).
>Values may vary between laboratories.
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