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Common Use:
To assist in the diagnosis of muscle-wasting diseases such as muscular dystrophy or other diseases that cause muscle and cellular damage, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver.

Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Spectrophotometry)

AgeConventional & SI Units
Newborn–30 d6–32 units/L
1 mo–2 yr3.4–11.8 units/L
3–17 yr1.2–8.8 units/L
AdultLess than 8.1 units/L

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