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To assess nutritional status and evaluate liver function toward diagnosing disorders such as malnutrition and chronic kidney disease.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 10)|
|Newborn–1 mo||7–39 mg/dL||70–390 mg/L|
|1–6 mo||8–34 mg/dL||80–340 mg/L|
|6 mo–4 yr||2–36 mg/dL||20–360 mg/L|
|5–6 yr||12–30 mg/dL||120–300 mg/L|
|7 yr–adult/older adult||12–42 mg/dL||120–420 mg/L|