Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia & Metabologia
versão impressa ISSN 0004-2730
ROSARIO, Pedro Weslley. Normal values of serum IGF-1 in adults: results from a Brazilian population. Arq Bras Endocrinol Metab [online]. 2010, vol.54, n.5, pp. 477-481. ISSN 0004-2730. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27302010000500008.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the normal values of serum IGF-1 (Immulite 2000) in a Brazilian adult (21-70 years) population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Healthy volunteers were divided into 10 groups according to age (5-year intervals), with 100 subjects (50 men and 50 women) per group. One-hundred participants were selected for repetition of the test after 12 weeks. RESULTS: No difference in IGF-1 values was observed between men and women, but a progressive reduction of serum IGF-1 with age was seen. The reference values provided by the manufacturer of the assay, although discretely higher, were very close to the values found in this study. A second measurement of IGF-1 after 12 weeks revealed a variation < 20% in 99% of subjects. CONCLUSIONS: This study established the reference range for IGF-1 determined with the Immulite 2000 assay for a large number of healthy Brazilian adults stratified according to age, and suggests that variations > 20% in IGF-1 levels within an interval of 12 weeks cannot be attributed to interassay variability.
Palavras-chave : IGF-1; immulite assay; normal values; adults.