Table 2

Results of the hormonal measurements in serum, EDTA-treated and citrated-treated plasma (median and range) by FIA assays. (p < 0.05)

FIA


SERUM

EDTA

CITRATE


median

range

median

range

median

range

E2 pg/mL

25.6

6.9–8280

2480*a

949–10700

63.6*a

41–8580

TESTO ng/dL

31.7

9.1–1060

687*a

68–2800

202*a

56–2460

PROG ng/mL

0.3

0.2–38

38*a

23–38

0.7*a

0.4–38

F μg/dL

11.7

6.1–37

145.6*a

58–154

13.1a

7.4–39

T3 ng/dL

122

42–201

>650*a

204 – >650

209*a

94 – >650

T4 μg/dL

9.2

3.2 – 17

23.3*a

11 – 23.3

10.2*a

4.1 – 23.3

FT4 ng/dL

0.91

0.43 – 1.62

0.91

0.43 – 1.96

0.99

1.46 – 2.19


range refers to minimum and maximum values * statistical significant difference between EDTA or citrate plasma results and serum (p < 0.05) a statistical significant difference between EDTA and citrate plasma results (p < 0.05)

Kohek et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2002 2:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-2-2

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