Table 3

Information about biological tests and sample type

TestUnitsSample type
Haemoglobing/dlWhole blood
Glycated haemoglobin%Whole blood
Fasting glucosemg/dlPlasma with Na fluoride
InsulinμU/mlSerum
Total cholesterolmg/dlSerum
HDL cholesterolmg/dlSerum
LDL cholesterol*mg/dlSerum
Triglyceridesmg/dlSerum
C reactive protein (HS)mg/lSerum
  • * Calculated using Friedewald equation. In individuals with triglycerides >400 mg/dl, LDL was measured in serum.

  • HDL, high-density lipoprotein; HS, high sensitive; LDL, low-density lipoprotein.