Hypoalbuminemia was defined by serum levels <35 g/L. Anaemia was defined as a haemoglobin (Hb) level <130 g/L in men and <120 g/L in women, and the anaemia severity was classified as mild (Hb > 110 g/L), moderate (Hb between 80 and 110 g/L), and severe (Hb < 80 g/L).16 The vitamin B12 deficiency and folate deficiency were defined by serum levels <203 pg/mL and <4 ng/mL, respectively.17 The iron deficiency was defined as a ferritin level <30 ng/mL.18 Microcytic hypochromic anaemia was defined by a mean corpuscular volume (MCV) <80 fl, a mean corpuscular haemoglobin (MCH) <26 g/dL, and a mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) <32%. Normocytic anaemia was defined as 80 ≤ MCV ≤ 100 fl, 26 ≤ MCH ≤ 32 g/dL, and 32% ≤ MCHC ≤ 35%. Macrocytic anaemia was defined as MCV >100 fl, MCH >32 g/dL, and MCHC >35%.

Note: The content above has been extracted from a research article, so it may not display correctly.

Please log in to submit your questions online.
Your question will be posted on the Bio-101 website. We will send your questions to the authors of this protocol and Bio-protocol community members who are experienced with this method. you will be informed using the email address associated with your Bio-protocol account.

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By using our website, you are agreeing to allow the storage of cookies on your computer.