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Table 1 Laboratory measurements

From: The Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS): Design, procedures & participants

Laboratory Measurement Analytic Method
   Androgens/Steroids  
Total Testosterone (TT) Immulite 2000
Bioavailable Testosterone (BT) as per O'Connor et al., 1973
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Immulite 2000
Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1; IGF-BP3)  
   Lipids  
Total Cholesterol Olympus AU5400
High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL) Olympus AU5400
Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL) Olympus AU5400
Total Triglycerides Olympus AU5400
   Glucose  
Glucose Olympus AU5400
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Biorad Variant II
Insulin Abott Axsym
   Prostate  
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Abott ARCHITECT©
   Reproductive  
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Abott ARCHITECT©
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Abott ARCHITECT©
Oestradiol (E2) Immulite 1
   Thyroid  
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Abott ARCHITECT©
Triiodothyronine (T3) Abott ARCHITECT©
Thyroxine (T4) Abott ARCHITECT©
   Liver  
Liver Function Test (including: Bilirubin, GGT, ALP ALP, ALT, AST, LD) Olympus AU5400
   Kidney  
Urea Olympus AU5400
Creatinine Olympus AU5400
Urate Olympus AU5400
Phosphate Olympus AU5400
   Blood  
Complete Blood Exam (including: Haemoglobin, Haemodynamics, Platelets, White Cell Count) Sysmex 1000i
Electrolytes (Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate) Olympus AU5400
Protein (including: Albumin, Globulin) Olympus AU5400
Calcium (Total & calculated Ionized) Olympus AU5400
  1. Immulite 1 & Immulite 2000:Diagnostic Products Corporation, Los Angeles, Ca.;
  2. Abbott Axsym & Abbott Architect: Abbott Diagnostics, Abbott Park Illinois; Olympus AU5400: Olympus Optical, Shizuoka-ken, Japan; Biorad Variant II: Biorad, Hercules, Ca.; Sysmex 1000i: Sysmex, Kobe, Japan.
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