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Table 3 Reference intervals for haematological and biochemistry parameters in both dry and wet seasons

From: Seasonal variation in haematological and biochemical reference values for healthy young children in The Gambia

  All seasons Dry season Wet season
Variable Na Reference intervalb Na Reference intervalb Na Reference intervalb
Total WBC (109/L) 1046 5.7–17.0 466 5.5–16.0 580 6.0–17.7
Lymphocytes (109/L) 999 2.6–10.9 435 2.5–9.9 564 2.8–11.5
Monocytes (109/L) 1001 0.08–1.30 434 0.10–1.21 567 0.07–1.34
Neutrophils (109/L) 997 1.3–6.9 434 1.3–6.3 563 1.3–7.3
Eosinophils (109/L) 1001 0.06–1.59 434 0.06–1.64 567 0.05–1.54
Haemoglobin (g/dL) 1043 7.2–13.1 463 7.3–13.6 580 7.1–12.4
Platelets (109/L) 1040 164.2–809.3 462 142.1–772.3 578 188.3–831.7
Sodium (mmol/L) 744 133.8–144.8 420 135.2–145.5 324 131.9–143.4
Potassium (mmol/L) 785 3.8–6.2 428 3.9–6.2 357 3.7–6.2
Urea (mmol/L) 793 0.9–4.4 438 1.0–4.4 355 0.8–4.3
Creatinine (μmmol/L) 789 8.8–37.9 433 13.7–39.7 356 7.8–27.6
AST U/L 764 20.4–62.3 423 26.6–61.7 341 16.6–64.1
ALT U/L 774 9.3–36.4 425 8.7–29.2 349 10.8–39.8
Albumin g/dL 766 25.9–47.1 430 30.9–47.4 336 23.8–45.7