To study the effect of age on serum myoglobin more clearly, the analytical, intra-individual and inter-individual components of variation were estimated from duplicate analyses of specimens collected from 18 healthy elderly subjects [ages 74-97 years; 9 men (EM)], and 14 healthy younger subjects [ages 25-31 years; 7 men (YM)] over a period of 6 weeks. The mean values (μg/L) were EM: 53.7; EW: 44.9; YM: 34.2; YW:24.8. Estimated analytical (CV(A)), intra- (CV(I)) and inter-individual (CV(G)) variations as CV% were: CV(A): 2.2. CV(I): EM: 13; EW: 9.9; YM: 12.4; YW: 9.6. CV(G): EM: 37.6; EW: 28; YM: 18.5; YW: 13.4. The data obtained were used to derive the desirable analytical goal for imprecision (i.e., ≤6.5% in EM; ≤4.9% in EW and ≤6.2% in YM; ≤4.8% in YW); inaccuracy (i.e., ≤9.9% in EM; ≤7.7 in EW and ≤5.5% in YM; ≤4.12% in YW); the change required for serial results to be significantly different (i.e., 36% in EM; 28% in EW and 34% in YM; 27.2% in YW), the numbers of specimen collections required to produce a more precise estimate of the homeostatic set point of an individual within 5% (i.e., 26 in EM; 16 in EW and 24 in YM; 15 in YW), and the index of individuality (i.e., 0.34 in EM; 0.35 in EW and 0.67 in YM; 0.71 in YW). This study shows that intra-individual biological variation of myoglobin in healthy elderly subjects is not different from that in young subjects. Inter-individual variation, instead, is greatly influenced by differences in age and sex. (C) 2000, Editrice Kurtis.
|Titolo:||Biological variability of myoglobin in healthy elderly and younger subjects|
MELZI D'ERIL, GIANLODOVICO (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF03339834|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|