Table 3

Laboratory Values
Prebiotic Formula N = 20 Control Formula N = 29 Human Milk ReferenceaN = 16**
Serum calcium, mg/dL 10.3 ± 0.1 9.9 ± .01*** 10.2 ± 0.2
Serum phosphorus, mg/dL 6.9 ± 0.1 6.7 ± 0.1 5.9 ± 0.2
Serum alkaline phosphatase activity, IU/L 326 ± 19 331 ± 16 282 ± 21
Serum sodium, mEq/L 140.2 ± 0.6 139.6 ± 0.5 -
Serum potassium, mEq/L 5.5 ± 0.1 5.4 ± 0.1 -
Serum creatinine, mEq/L 0.29 ± 0.03 0.30 ± 0.02 -
Serum magnesium, mg/dL 2.03 ± 0.03 2.00 ± 0.03 -
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, ng/mL 30.5 ±1.8 28.7 ±1.5 28.7 ± 2.8

Data are Mean ± SEM.

Includes only infants with a calcium absorption result.

aNo statistical comparisons to formulas were made.

**N = 18 for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

*** p = 0.01, PF versus CF.

Hicks et al.

Hicks et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-118

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