Parameters of laboratory medicine

Measurement data which allow an assessment of the general physical condition on the basis of reference ranges

The data from laboratory medicine or clinical chemistry are individual results of blood-, urine-, faeces-, and tissue-analysis. They provide information about the nature, location and concentration of substances in the body. Based on defined reference ranges they allow the detection of possible disorders in the body’s functional routine. Next to physical examination and other methods of investigation the laboratory data are essential for the diagnosis of diseases or the course of a disease.

Guideline for Characterization of Human Samples: Analysis of Clinical Chemical Parameters

Substances

Cholesterol Essential steroid and indicator for disorders of the lipid metabolism and for the risk of vascular calcification, heart diseases and stroke
Triglycerides Storage form of fatty acids and indicator for several diseases and the risk of thrombosis and vascular calcification
Creatinine Break-down product of creatine phosphate in muscle and indicator for renal dysfunctions
Total protein Indicator for the protein metabolism
Density (urine) Indicator for renal function
Total volume (urine) Essential additional parameter for the determination and assessment of renal function
Conductivity Indicator for renal function

Specimen

Students Student groups with an even number of female and male students at the age of 20 to 29.

Sampling area

Sampling sites (humans) 4 university cities as sampling areas.

Sampling period

1986 - 2018

Extended information

Literature

  • Labor und Diagnose - Indikation und Bewertung von Laborbefunden für die medizinische Diagnostik
    Thomas, Lothar
    Frankfurt am Main: Th-Books Verlag, 2005. 2016, 2005