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Pituitary Gland Questions

Normal Laboratory Reference values

 Laboratory Test Normal Range in US Units Normal Range in SI Units To Convert U.S. to SI Units
ALT (Alanine aminotransferase) F 7-30 units/L F 0.12-0.50 µkat/L x 0.01667
M 10-55 units/L M 0.17-0.92 µkat/L
Albumin 3.1 – 4.3 g/dL 31 – 43 g/L x 10
Alkaline Phosphatase F 30-100 units/L

M 45-115 units/L

F 0.5-1.67 µkat/L

M 0.75-1.92 µkat/L

x 0.01667
Amylase (Serum) 53-123 units/L 0.88-2.05 nkat/L x 0.01667
AST (Aspartate aminotransferase) F 9-25 units/L F 0.15-0.42 µkat/L x 0.01667
M 10-40 units/L M 0.17-0.67 µkat/L
Basophils  0-3% of lymphocytes 0.0-0.03 fraction of white blood cells x 0.01
Bilirubin – Direct 0.0-0.4 mg/dL 0-7 µmol/L x 17.1
Bilirubin – Total 0.0-1.0 mg/dL 0-17 µmol/L
Blood pressure Normal: 120/70 to 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).  Top number is systolic pressure, when heart is pumping. Bottom number is diastolic pressure when heart is at rest. Blood pressure can be too low (hypotension) or too high (hypertension). No conversion
C peptide 0.5-2.0 ng/mL 0.17-0.66 nmol/L x 0.33
Calcium, serum 8.5-10.5 mg/dL 2.1-2.6 mmol/L x 0.25
Calcium, urine 0-300 mg/24hr 0.0-7.5 mmol/24hr x 0.025
CO2 (Bicarbonate) 20-32 mmol/L 20-32 mmol/L No conversion
Chloride 95-108 mmol/L 95-108 mmol/L No conversion
Cholesterol, Total <200 mg/dL <5.17 mmol/L x 0.02586
Marginal 200-239 mg/dL 5.17-6.18 mmol/L
High >239 mg/dl >6.18 mmol/L
Cholesterol, LDL <100 mg/dL <2.59 mmol/L
Marginal 100-159 mg/dL 2.59-4.14 mmol/L
High 160-189 mg/dL 4.14 – 4.89 mmol/L
Very High >190 mg/dL >4.91 mmol/L
Cholesterol, HDL >60 mg/dL >1.55 mmol/L
Moderate 40-60 mg/dL 1.03-1.55 mmol/L
Low (heart risk) <40 mg/dL <1.03 mmol/L
Cortisol: serum

free (urine)

0-25 µg/dL (depends on time of day)  0-690 nmol/L x 27.59
20-70 µg/dL 55-193 nmol/24hr x 2.759
Creatine kinase F 40-150 units/L

M 60-400 units/L

F 0.67-2.50 µkat/L

M 1.00-6.67 µkat/L

x 0.01667
Creatinine (urine) F 0.6-1.8 g/day

M 0.8-2.4 g/day

F 5.3-15.9 mmol/day

M 7.1-21.2 mmol/day

x 88.4
DHEA F 130-980 ng/dL

M 180-1250 ng/dL

F 4.5-34.0 nmol/L

M 6.24-43.3 nmol/L

x 0.03467
DHEA Sulfate F Pre-menopause: 12-535 µg/dL F Pre-menopause: 120-5350 µg/L x 10
F Post-menopause: 30-260 µg/dL F Post-menopause: 300-2600 µg/L
M 10-619 µg/dL M 100-6190 µg/L
Eosinophils 0-8% of white blood cells 0.0-0.8 fraction of white blood cells x 0.01
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (Sed Rate) F £ 30 mm/h

M £ 20 mm/h

F £ 30 mm/h

M £ 20 mm/h

No conversion
Folate 3.1-17.5 ng/mL 7.0-39.7 nmol/L x 2.266
Glucose, urine <0.05 g/dl <0.003 mmol/L x 0.05551
Glucose, plasma 70-110 mg/dL 3.9-6.1 mmol/L
Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) F £ 45 U/L

M £ 65 U/L

F £ 45 U/L

M £ 65 U/L

No conversion
Laboratory Test Normal Range in U.S. Units Normal Range in SI Units To Convert US to SI Units
Hematocrit F 36.0-46.0% of red blood cells F 0.36-0.46 fraction of red blood cells x 0.01
M 37.0-49.0% of red blood cells M 0.37-0.49 fraction of red blood cells
Hemoglobin F 12.0-16.0 g/dL

M 13.0-18.0 g/dL

F 7.4-9.9 mmol/L

M 8.1-11.2 mmol/L

x 0.6206
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) (total) £ 270 U/L £ 4.5 µkat/L X 0.016667
Lactic acid 0.5-2.2 mmol/L 0.5-2.2 mmol/L No conversion
Leukocytes (WBC) 4.5-11.0 x 103/mm3 4.5-11.0 x 109/liter No conversion
Lymphocytes 16-46% of white blood cells 0.16-0.46 fraction of white blood cells x 0.01
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) 25.0-35.0 pg/cell 25.0-35.0 pg/cell No conversion
Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) 31.0-37.0 g/dL 310-370 g/L x 10
Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) F 78-102 µm3

M 78-100 µm3

F 78-102 fl

M 78-100 fl

No conversion
Monocytes 4-11% of white blood cells 0.04-0.11 fraction of white blood cells x 0.01
Neutrophils 45-75% of white blood cells 0.45-0.75 fraction of white blood cells x 0.01
Phosphorus 2.5-4.5 mg/dL 0.81-1.45 mmol/L X 0.323
Platelets (Thrombocytes) 130-400 x 103/µL 130-400 x 109/L No conversion
Potassium 3.4-5.0 mmol/L 3.4-5.0 mmol/liter No conversion
Red Blood Cell Count (RBC) F 3.9-5.2 x 106/µL

M 4.4–5.8 x 106/µL

F 3.9-5.2 x 1012/L

M W 4.4-5.8 x 1012/L

No conversion
Sodium 135-145 mmol/liter 135-145 mmol/liter No conversion
Testosterone, total (morning sample) F 6-86 ng/dL F 0.21-2.98 nmol/liter  x 0.03467
M 270-1070 ng/dL M 9.36-37.10 nmol/liter
Testosterone,  Age 20-40

 

Unbound         Age 41-60

 

Age 61-80

F 0.6-3.1 pg/mL

M 15.0-40.0 pg/mL

F 20.8-107.5 pmol/liter

M 520-1387 pmol/liter

x 34.67
F 0.4-2.5 pg/mL

M 13.0-35.0 pg/mL

F 13.9-86.7 pmol/liter

M 451-1213 pmol/liter

F 0.2-2.0 pg/mL

M 12.0-28.0 pg/mL

F 6.9-69.3 pmol/liter

M 416-971 pmol/liter

Triglycerides         Normal

(fasting)           Borderline

High

Very High

40-150 mg/dL

150-200 mg/dL

200-500 mg/dL

>500 mg/dL

0.45-1.69 mmol/liter

1.69-2.26 mmol/liter

2.26-5.65 mmol/liter

>5.65 mmol/liter

x 0.01129
Urea, plasma (BUN) 8-25 mg/dL 2.9-8.9 mmol/liter x 0.357
Urinalysis: pH

Specific gravity

5.0-9.0 5.0-9.0 No conversion
1.001-1.035 1.001-1.035
WBC (White blood cells, Leukocytes) 4.5-11.0 x 103/mm3 4.5-11.0 x 109/liter No conversion