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Other Tests: Normal Values

By

Osvaldo Padilla

, MD, MPH, Texas Tech Health Science Center;


Jude Abadie

, PhD, Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Last full review/revision Dec 2021| Content last modified Dec 2021
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Reference values vary based on several factors, including the specific laboratory that supplies them. A patient's laboratory test values should be interpreted based on the reference value of the laboratory in which the test was done; the laboratory typically provides these values with the test result. Some of these values are listed in alphabetical order in the following table.

Table

Representative Laboratory Reference Values: Other

Test

Specimen

Conventional Units

SI Units

Gastric acid secretion:

  • Basal, females

Gastric fluid

0.2–3.8 mEq/hour

0.2–3.8 mmol/hour

  • Basal males

Gastric fluid

1–5 mEq/hour

1–5 mmol/hour

  • Peak, females

Gastric fluid

11–21 mEq/hour

11–21 mmol/hour

  • Peak, males

Gastric fluid

18–28 mEq/hour

18–28 mmol/hour

Lipase

Ascitic fluid

< 200 U/L

< 3.33 mckat/L

Sperm concentration

Semen

20–150 x 106/mL

20–150 x 109/L

mckat = microkatal.

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