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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.
|Age||Conventional & SI Units|
|Newborn–30 d||6–32 units/L|
|1 mo–2 yr||3.4–11.8 units/L|
|3–17 yr||1.2–8.8 units/L|
|Adult||Less than 8.1 units/L|