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Table 7 Blood sample data

From: Which is the proper reference tissue for measuring the change in FDG PET metabolic volume of cardiac sarcoidosis before and after steroid therapy?

  First scan (pre-steroid therapy) Second scan (during-steroid therapy) p value
FBS (mg/dl) 90.8 ± 12.6 108.7 ± 22.6 < 0.0001
FDG dosage (MBq/kg) 4.4 ± 0.3 4.6 ± 0.5 0.10
AST (U/l) 24.0 ± 8.8 21.3 ± 8.4 0.19
ALT (U/l) 19.1 ± 10.1 33.1 ± 21.1 0.0004
γ-GTP (U/l) 30.8 ± 22.9 41.1 ± 24.0 0.06
  1. FBS fasting blood sugar, FDG 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose, AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALT alanine aminotransferase, γ-GTP γ-glutamyltranspeptidase