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Table 3 Comparison of laboratory parameters characterizing the study and control group (reference values of each parameter are in the brackets)

From: Breath test using 13C methacetin does not seem to be useful in the assessment of liver function in girls with anorexia nervosa: a case control study

Parameter and normal range Patients with AN n = 41 (mean ± SD) Control group n = 40 (mean ± SD) P
Bilirubin (3.4–22 umol/l) 10,33 ± 5151 16.48 ± 13.19 0.008
AST (0–40 U/l) 24.0 ± 14.11 17.6 ± 3.06 0.007
ALT (0–41 U/l) 25.0 ± 22.13 11.9 ± 3.90 < 0.001
INR (0.9–1.3) 1.10 ± 0.083 1.02 ± 0.056 < 0.001
GGTP (10–78 U/l) 18.6 ± 14.35 12.7 ± 5.65 0.018
Hb (12–15 g/dl) 13.64 ± 1.094 13.39 ± 0.896 0.241