Hematological Reference Values

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HEMATOLOGICAL REFERENCE VALUES
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Antithrombin III

   

  Antigenic

22−39mg/dL 220−390mg/L

  Functional

80−130% 0.8−1.30 U/L

Bleeding time

2.0−9.5min 2.0−9.5min

Erythrocyte count

   

  Male 

4.50−5.90 ×
 
106/mm3
4.50−5.90 ×
 
1012/L

  Female 

4.00−5.20 ×
 
106/mm3
4.00−5.20 ×
 
1012/L

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

   

  Male

0−17mm/hr 0−17mm/hr

  Female

1−25mm/hr 1−25mm/hr

Ferritin

   

  Male

30−300ng/mL 30−300μg/L

  Female

10−200ng/mL 10−200μg/L

Fibrinogen

150−400mg/dL 1.50−4.00g/L

Folate (folic acid)

   

  Normal

3.1−17.5ng/mL 7.0−39.7nmol/L

  Borderline deficient

2.2−3.0ng/mL 5.0−6.8nmol/L

  Deficient

<2.2ng/mL <5.0nmol/L

  Excess

>17.5ng/mL >39.7nmol/L

Folic acid

150−450ng/mL/
 
cells
340−1020nmol/L/
 
cells

Hematocrit

   

  Male

41.0−53.0% 0.41−0.53

  Female

36.0−46.0% 0.36−0.46

Hemoglobin

   

  Plasma

1−5mg/dL 0.01−0.05g/L

  Whole blood, male

13.5−17.5g/dL 8.4−10.9mmol/L

  Whole blood, female

12.0−16.0g/dL 7.4−9.9mmol/L

Hemoglobin electrophoresis

   

  Hemoglobin A

95−98% 0.95−0.98

  Hemoglobin A1c

3.8−6.4% 0.038−0.064Hg
 
fraction

  Hemoglobin A2

1.5−3.5% 0.015−0.035

  Hemoglobin F

0−2.0% 0−0.02

  Hemoglobins other than A, A2, or F

Absent Absent

Iron (hematology and coagulation values)

30−160μg/dL 5.4−28.7μmol/L

Iron-binding capacity (hematology and coagulation values)

228−428μg/dL 40.8−76.7μmol/L

Iron (clinical chemistry values)

50−150μg/dL 9−27μmol/L

Iron-binding capacity (clinical chemistry values)

250−370μg/dL 45−66μmol/L

Leukocyte count (WBC) 

4.5−11.0 ×
 
103/mm3
4.5−11 × 109/L

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH)

26.0−34.0pg/cell 26.0−34.0pg/cell

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)

31.0−37.0g/dL 310−370g/L

Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 

80−100μm3 80−100fl 

Partial-thromboplastin time (activated)

22.1−35.1sec 22.1−35.1sec

Platelet count 

150−350 ×
 
103/mm3
150−350 × 109/L

Prothrombin time

11.1−13.1sec 11.1−13.1sec

Reticulocyte count

0.5−2.5%
 
red cells
0.005−0.025
 
red cells

Transferrin

230−390mg/dL 2.3−3.9g/L

Vitamin B12

   

  Normal

>250pg/mL >185pmol/L

  Borderline

125−250pg/mL 92−185pmol/L

  Deficient

<125pg/mL <92pmol/L
REFERENCES

National Institutes of Health. Third report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). September 2002. Available at: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/index.htm. Accessed August 2012.

(Rev. 3/2015)

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