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Table 1 Concentrations of carnitine, carnitine precursors and parameters of iron status in plasma of the subjects (n = 79)

From: Low availability of carnitine precursors as a possible reason for the diminished plasma carnitine concentrations in pregnant women

  Mean ± SD Minimum - Maximum
Free carnitine, plasma (μmol/l) 12.8 ± 2.91 7.67-22.6
Carnitine esters, plasma (μmol/l) 1.88 ± 0.64 0.92-3.64
Total carnitine, plasma (μmol/l) 14.7 ± 3.34 9.09-25.7
TML, plasma (μmol/l) 0.33 ± 0.12 0.18-0.89
BB, plasma (μmol/l) 0.33 ± 0.10 0.19-0.65
MCV (fl) 89.0 ± 5.09 74.6-100.6
MCH (fmol/l) 1.90 ± 0.13 1.55-2.17
Hb (mmol/l) 7.64 ± 0.77 5.0-9.9
Ferritin, plasma (μg/l) 0.47 ± 0.05 0.38-0.68
Fe, plasma (mg/l) 2.27 ± 1.12 1.03-4.63