J Clin Pathol 33:380-385 doi:10.1136/jcp.33.4.380
  • Research Article

Age- and sex-related reference ranges for eight plasma constituents derived from randomly selected adults in a Scottish new town.


The results of analysis of blood specimens from randomly selected adults aged 19-88 years in the new town of Cumbernauld were used to establish age- and sex-related reference ranges by the centile method (central 95%) for plasma calcium, phosphate, total protein, albumin, globulins, urea, creatinine, and urate. The possible existence of a subpopulation with a higher reference range for urea is mooted.