Relation Between Red Cell Distribution Width and Serum Lipoprotein(a) in Healthy Adult MenAhmet Celik* and Metin Kilinc
Medical Faculty, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ahmet Celik
Associate Professor, Medical Faculty
Department of Medical Biochemistry
Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 21, 2016; Accepted date: November 29, 2016; Published date: December 05, 2016
Citation: Celik A, Kilinc M (2016) Relation Between Red Cell Distribution Width and Serum Lipoprotein (a) in Healthy Adult Men. Clin Med Biochemistry 2:120. doi:10.4172/2471-2663.1000120
Copyright: © 2016 Celik A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the serum lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) levels and red cell distribution width (RDW) in healthy adult men.
Method: For this purpose, 116 healthy, drug-free adult men with normal physical examination and laboratory findings were included in the study. Serum Lp(a) levels and RDW were measured by auto analyzers and commercial kits.
Results: The mean age of the subjects was 27.2 years, mean body mass index was 24.2, and mean serum Lp(a) level was 0.21 mg/dL. There was a significant positive correlation between the serum Lp(a) and RDW (r=0.267; p=0.004).
Conclusions: Of late, RDW is a commonly used marker for some diseases. High Lp(a) predicts the risk of cerebrovascular disease, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, and stroke. Evaluation of both Lp(a) and RDW may be useful to predict the risk for coronary heart disease, heart failure, hypertension, arrhythmias, and stroke in healthy subjects in the future.