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Table 8 Results of laboratory investigations of the abusers

From: Clinical pattern of synthetic cannabinoids users in Upper Egypt: cross-sectional study

  Mean ± SD
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Hemoglobin (g/dl) 14.2 ± 1.8
White blood cells (/μL) 7.3 ± 2.4 × 103
Platelets (/μl) 288 ± 64 × 103
Liver function
ALT (IU/L)
Normal range (7–56 IU/L)
29.8 ± 26.5
AST (IU/L)
Normal range (5–40 IU/L)
33.1 ± 32.2
Renal function
Urea (mg/dl)
Normal range (5–20 mg/dl)
14.5 ± 6.4
Creatinine (μmol/L)
Normal range (60 to 110 μmol/L)
73.6 ± 27.4
Glucose
Random Blood glucose (mmol/l)
Normal range (3.9–5.6 mmol/l)
5.1 ± 0.8
Abnormality Number of cases Percentage
  Cases with anemia 6 12%
  Cases with leucocytosis 5 10%
  Cases with leukopenia 3 6%
  Cases with elevated liver function 4 8%
  Cases with elevated Kidney function 2 4%
Serology
Positive Hepatitis C 11 22%
Positive HIV 2 4%