Establishment of Laboratory Reference Values for Harare, Chitungwiza, and Mutoko

Sponsor: US National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Protocol Summary: This study sought to establish local reference values in order to enable accurate interpretation of laboratory data collected to support UZ-UCSF protocols. This was a community based, cross sectional protocol that enrolled participants from Harare, Chitungwiza, and Mutoko, which consisted of two adult sub-groups and six sub-groups for children. There were two study visits, one where all required specimens were collected and a second where test results were provided to participants. The following analytes were assessed: chemistries, hematology, immunology and other analytes including nutritional markers, cytokines, tumor markers, and neutralizing antibodies.

Years: 2010-2012

Investigators: Zvenyika Gomo, PhD
Z.M. Chirenje, MD, FRCOG
James Hakim, MBChB, MMED, FRCP
Tsungai Chipato, MBChB, FRCOG, MCE

Locations: Various city clinics in Harare, Chitungwiza, and Mutoko


Completed Study


Gomani P, Matubu AT, Mujuru HA et al. (2015) Hematological and Biochemical Laboratory Reference Intervals for Zimbabwean Adolescents. Clin. Lab; 2015; 61:101-111

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