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Table 2 Comparison of biochemical data between different gender groups and between different phenotypes

From: Clinical and molecular characteristics of 69 Chinese patients with ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency

  CIT
(μmol/L)
GLN
(μmol/L)
Orotic acid
(mmol/molCr)
Uracil
(mmol/molCr)
AMON
(μmol/L)
Reference values 7–35 6–30 0–1.5 0–7 9–30
Male (n = 34) 4.1 (29) 15.1 (23) 193.8 (24) 53.3 (25) 335 (33)
Range 1.1–25.4 3.3–80.6 1.8–1638.3 5.7–339.1 45–2500
Female (n = 34) 9.2 (34) 20.8 (31) 198.9 (32) 79.0 (29) 273 (34)
Range 1.8–19.2 4.9–61.7 2.7–1435.3 6.8–559.2 59–2000
Z − 3.061 − 1.268 − 0.248 − 1.795 − 1.117
P 0.002 0.205 0.804 0.073 0.264
EO (n = 15) 3.3 (12) 29.7 (9) 249.4 (10) 52.5 (10) 679 (14)
Range 1.7–14.8 3.3–80.6 22.3–1638.3 8.6–256.5 50–2000
LO (n = 53) 8.4 (51) 17.7 (45) 181.0 (46) 75.4 (44) 265 (53)
Range 1.1–25.4 4.9–61.7 1.8–1435.3 5.7–559.2 45–2500
Z − 3.326 − 1.938 − 1.455 − 1.336 − 3.726
P 0.001 0.053 0.146 0.182 0.000
  1. Quantitative data were expressed as the median (number of patients tested) and the range (minimum–maximum)
  2. EO, early onset patients; LO, late onset patients
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