TABLE 1

Laboratory Values at Admission to the PICU (and References)

Laboratory ResultReference
Complete blood count
 Hemoglobin, g/dL1612 to 16
 Hematocrit, % of g/dL4836 to 48
 Platelets, per mm3365 000150 000 to 550 000
 WBC count, per mm311 9004000 to 11 000
Blood chemistry
 Albumin, g/dL4.83.5 to 5.0
 ALP, U/L17094 to 499
 ALT, U/L195 to 26
 AST, U/L1719 to 49
 Bilirubin direct, mg/dL0.3<0.5
 Bilirubin indirect, mg/dL0.60.1 to 0.7
 BUN, mg/dL 3511 to 36
 Calcium, mg/dL9.68.8 to 10.7
 Chlorine, mEq/L10698 to 107
 Creatinine, mg/dL0.730.2 to 0.8
 CRP, mg/dL0.96<0.5
 GGT, U/L17.99 to 29
 Glucose, mg/dL 18970 to 99
 Potassium, mEq/L 4.23.4 to 4.7
 Sodium, mEq/L 139138 to 145
Coagulogram
 APTTV, in36.828 to 38
 INR1.190.8 to 1.20
 Prothrombin activity, % 7570 to 100
Venous blood gases
 pH 7.317.32 to 7.42
 Pco2, mm Hg4938 to 50
 Po2, mm Hg4520 to 50
 Bicarbonate, mmol/L 24.722 to 29
 Base excess, mmol/L−2.2−3.0 to +3.0
 So2, % 7655 to 75
Blood culturesNegative
  • ALP, alkaline phosphatase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; APTTV, activated partial thrombin time; AST, aspartate transaminase; BUN, blood urea nitrogen; GGT, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase; INR, international normalized ratio; So2, venous oxygen saturation; WBC, white blood cell; —, not applicable.