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Table 1 Laboratory values

From: Ayurvedic herbal medicine and lead poisoning

Lab values (Reference) First emergency room visit On admission End of chelation
Hemoglobin (12-16 g/dL) 7.7 8.2 12.2
Hematocrit (37-47%) 22.6 23.5 36.4
Lead level (< 10 μ g/dL) ND 102 46
Reticulocyte count (0.6-2.7) ND 13.9 12.1
ZPP (15-36 μg/dL) ND 912 ND
Total bilirubin (< 1.20 mg/dL) 1.34 1.35 0.66
AST (0-34 U/L) 34 54 30
ALT (0-34 U/L) 45 90 40
  1. Abbreviations: ZPP, zinc protoporphyrin; ND, not done