Med Klin (Munich). 1997 Sep; 92 Suppl 3(): 41-2.
[Reference values for blood and serum selenium in the Dresden area]
Institut für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin, Städtisches Klinikum Dresden-Friedrichstadt.
BACKGROUND: To ensure a correct interpretation of patient's data the regional differences in the supply with selenium have to be taken into consideration. PATIENTS AND RESULTS: In 256 healthy women and men from the area of Dresden aged 20 to 62 years the selenium reference values were examined in blood serum by 1.09 +/- 0.17 (0.75 to 1.43) and in whole blood by 1.29 +/- 0.21 (0.87 to 1.71) mumol/l. There was no dependence upon age and sex and no influence of alcohol, tobacco and vegetarian diet was found. Consumption of beer yeast and frequent fish meals caused improvement of the selenium status. CONCLUSION: In area of Dresden, similar to the whole of Germany, a marginal selenium supply exists. Therefore it is of high importance to consider a balanced nutrition and to control the selenium status especially in serious acute diseases and in intensive care.