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Table 1 List of markers in the lipid profile and the commercial assays used for testing the samples. The reference ranges for serum and plasma lipids for non pregnant population as listed in the commercial assays and the 5th, 50th and 95th centile values in third trimester of pregnancy as published by Piechota et al. [23]

From: Lipid profiling in maternal and fetal circulations in preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction-a prospective case control observational study

VariableReference rangeMethod/Assay5th, 50th and 95th centile values for the pregnant population
Total Cholesterol (TC) mmol/L3.0–5.5Siemens Dimensions Vista system CHOL Automated enzymatic assays K10271.35, 7.38, 9.83
High density cholesterol (HDL) mmol/L≥1.0Siemens Dimensions Vista system
Automated enzymatic assays K3048A
1.04, 1.63, 2.46
Low density cholesterol (LDL) mmol/L≤3.5Calculated from TC, HDL and TG
TC-HDL- TG/2.2
2.56, 4.31, 6.48
Triglycerides (TG) mmol/L≤2.0Siemens Dimensions Vista system
Automated enzymatic assays
1.4, 2.63, 4.68
Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1) g/L1.10–1.89Abbott Diagnostic Architect C4000
Automated immuno-turbidimetric assay
1.42, 2.0, 2.61
Apo lipoprotein B (ApoB) g/L0.59–1.32Abbott Diagnostic Architect C4000
Automated immuno-turbidimetric assay
0.89, 1.32, 1.92