Table 1

Laboratory values*

VariableDay 0 (admission)Normal values
White cell count, ×109/L11.33.6–9.3
Haemoglobin, g/dL14.811.0–15.0
Platelets, ×109/L383170–420
Creatinine, umol/L5940–75
Calcium, adjusted, mmol/L2.632.15–2.58
Phosphate, mmol/L1.60.8–1.6
Albumin, g/L3535–48
Total bilirubin, umol/L107–31
ALT, U/L7714–54
AST, U/L5015–41
ALP, U/L14738–126
GGT, U/L587–50
LDH, U/L509250–580
Amylase, U/L23736–128
ESR, mm/hour413–15
Anti-HAV IgMNon-reactive
HBsAgNon-reactive
Anti-HBc IgMNon-reactive
Anti-HBs, IU/L<10
Anti-HBeNon-reactive
α-fetoprotein, ug/L10–9
CEA, ug/L20–5
CA 19–9, U/mL110–35
CA125, U/mL130–35
β2-microglobulin, ug/L25530–1900
LDH, U/L509250–580
Peripheral blood filmMajority of the RBCs appear normochromic and normocytic, mild neutrophilia, mild monocytosis, platelets are adequate in number with some large platelets seen
Myeloma panelNo paraprotein band seen
25 (OH) vitamin D, ug/L<9
  • *ALP, alkaline phosphatase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; anti-HAV, antihepatitis A virus; anti-HBc, antihepatitis B core antibody; anti-HBe, anti hepatitis B envelope; anti-HBs, anti hepatitis B surface antibody; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; CA 19–9, cancer antigen 19–9; CA 125, cancer antigen 125; CEA, carcinoembryonic antigen; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; GGT, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase; HbsAg, Hepatitis B surface antigen; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase; RBC, red blood cell.