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dc.contributor.authorGitimu, M.R.
dc.contributor.authorNjangiru, K.I.
dc.contributor.authorMutua, N.D.
dc.contributor.authorWaithaka, K.S.
dc.contributor.authorJuma, K.K.
dc.contributor.authorNdungu, W.C.
dc.contributor.authorMwawasi, J.
dc.contributor.authorCharo, M.W.
dc.contributor.authorNgeranwa, J.J.N.
dc.contributor.authorNjagi, E.N.M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-04T09:40:54Z
dc.date.available2016-11-04T09:40:54Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationGitimu MR, Njangiru KI, Mutua ND, Waithaka KS, Juma KK, et al. (2016) Paediatric and Young Adults Reference Values for Renal, Cardiac and Pancreatic Function Tests for the Population of Taita Taveta County. Biochem Anal Biochem 5: 295. doi:10.4172/2161-1009.1000295en_US
dc.identifier.issn2161-1009
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/15152
dc.descriptionResearch Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractReference interval in biochemistry laboratories provides guidelines to the clinicians to interpret the client’s results. A population of 120 healthy individuals are required in establishing reference ranges to achieve the required and acceptable statistical confidence as per National committee of clinical laboratory standard. To establish the reference ranges for paediatrics and young adults (below 17 years) posse challenges for this category, ethical clearance and need of consent from the guardian for the subject under the study. The main aim of this research was to establish the paediatric reference ranges for renal, cardiac and pancreatic function for young adults in Taita Taveta Population. A prospective study was carried out on 577 healthy young adults and paediatric population from Taita Taveta County, Kenya. Study findings reveal significant variations of renal, cardiac, and pancreatic reference ranges for Taita Taveta, Kenya compared to those supplied by the manufacturers together with the reagent kits in addition to those in literature done in the western world. It is in tandem with findings done in many other studies. This study therefore confirms the need for laboratories to develop their own reference values for their own populationsen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherOMICS Internationalen_US
dc.subjectPaediatricsen_US
dc.subjectYoung adultsen_US
dc.subjectReference rangesen_US
dc.subjectReference intervalsen_US
dc.subjectTaita Tavetaen_US
dc.subjectPancreaticen_US
dc.subjectRenal and cardiac functionen_US
dc.titlePaediatric and Young Adults Reference Values for Renal, Cardiac and Pancreatic Function Tests for the Population of Taita Taveta Countyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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