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LEPTIN

 
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Description
 

CPT Code(s)

82397

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence (ECL)

Reference Range(s)

Pediatric male and female

5-9.9 Years0.6-16.8 ng/mL
10-13.9 Years1.4-16.5 ng/mL
14-17.9 Years0.6-24.9 ng/mL

Adult Lean Subjects (18-71 Years) with BMI range of 18-25
Male0.3-13.4 ng/mL
Female4.7-23.7 ng/mL

Adult Subjects (19-60 Years) with BMI range of 25-30
Male1.8-19.9 ng/mL
Female8.0-38.9 ng/mL

Clinical Significance

Leptin is an adipocyte-derived hormone that is essential for normal body weight regulation. Leptin production is under neuroendocrine control so that serum concentrations vary directly with the amount of triglycerides stored in adipose tissue depots.


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