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Table 4 Association of iron metabolism markers and other biochemical parameters with HCV infection

From: Malnutrition inflammation index in chronic haemodialysis patients with or without hepatitis C virus infection

ParameteraMean ± SDbP valuec
HCV-non-infectedHCV-infected
TIBC (μg/dL)295.9 ± 6.7292.6 ± 5.10.707
Serum transferrin645.1 ± 78.6457.3 ± 53.30.055
Albumin (g/dL)3.7 ± 0.13.2 ± 0.10.0001
CRP (mg/L)18.3 ± 2.822.9 ± 3.20.282
  1. aReference ranges: total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), 250–410 μg/dL; serum transferrin, 200–350 mg/dL; albumin, 3.5–5.5 g/dL; C-reactive protein (CRP), 5–10 mg/L
  2. bSD standard deviation
  3. cP value: P > 0.05 is non-significant and P < 0.05 is significant