Published in Blood Weekly, May 19th, 2011
"Our aim was to determine reference levels in healthy subjects. Plasma YKL-40 was determined in 3130 participants aged 20-80 years from the Danish general population, the Copenhagen City Heart Study. They had no known disease at time of blood sampling in 1991-1994 and remained healthy and alive during a 16-year follow-up period. In 644 participants, YKL-40 was measured again in samples taken 10 years after the first. The median plasma YKL-40 was 40 mu g/L...
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