Objective: FGF23 measurement may have a diagnostic role to investigate patients with phosphate disorders. However, normal values for infants, children, and adolescents have not been defined. Methods: In a total of 282 (males 145, females 137) healthy infants (n = 30), prepubertal (n = 147), pubertal (n = 59), and postpubertal (n = 46), and in twenty patients with X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH, age 10.2 ± 5.6 years) serum phosphate (automated analyzer), and plasma intact FGF23 (immunochemiluminescent sandwich assay, DiaSorin) concentrations were measured. Results: Intact FGF23 concentrations were higher in healthy infants than in prepubertal (P < 0.01) and postpubertal subjects (P < 0.05); pubertal subjects showed higher values (P < 0.05) than postpubertal subjects. Serum phosphate concentrations were higher (P < 0.001) in healthy infants than in prepubertal, pubertal, and postpubertal subjects. Pubertal subjects had higher (P < 0.001) serum phosphate concentrations than postpubertal subjects. Intact FGF23 and serum phosphate concentrations did not differ (P = NS) by sex, age of menarche, and time after menarche. In healthy subjects, there was no correlation between intact FGF23 and serum phosphate concentrations. Intact FGF23 concentrations were higher (P < 0.0001) in patients with XLH than in healthy subjects according to chronological age and pubertal development. In all patients, intact FGF23 concentrations were above 40 pg/mL; intact FGF23 concentrations were inversely correlated with serum phosphate concentrations (r = -0.65; P < 0.01). Conclusion: In healthy subjects, chronological age and puberty were main determinants of intact FGF23 concentrations. Intact FGF23 concentrations may be a useful marker for the early diagnosis of XLH in pediatric patients.

Intact FGF23 concentration in healthy infants, children, and adolescents, and diagnostic usefulness in patients with X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets

Pelosini, C;Toschi, B;Piaggi, P;Peroni, D;Comberiati, P
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Objective: FGF23 measurement may have a diagnostic role to investigate patients with phosphate disorders. However, normal values for infants, children, and adolescents have not been defined. Methods: In a total of 282 (males 145, females 137) healthy infants (n = 30), prepubertal (n = 147), pubertal (n = 59), and postpubertal (n = 46), and in twenty patients with X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH, age 10.2 ± 5.6 years) serum phosphate (automated analyzer), and plasma intact FGF23 (immunochemiluminescent sandwich assay, DiaSorin) concentrations were measured. Results: Intact FGF23 concentrations were higher in healthy infants than in prepubertal (P < 0.01) and postpubertal subjects (P < 0.05); pubertal subjects showed higher values (P < 0.05) than postpubertal subjects. Serum phosphate concentrations were higher (P < 0.001) in healthy infants than in prepubertal, pubertal, and postpubertal subjects. Pubertal subjects had higher (P < 0.001) serum phosphate concentrations than postpubertal subjects. Intact FGF23 and serum phosphate concentrations did not differ (P = NS) by sex, age of menarche, and time after menarche. In healthy subjects, there was no correlation between intact FGF23 and serum phosphate concentrations. Intact FGF23 concentrations were higher (P < 0.0001) in patients with XLH than in healthy subjects according to chronological age and pubertal development. In all patients, intact FGF23 concentrations were above 40 pg/mL; intact FGF23 concentrations were inversely correlated with serum phosphate concentrations (r = -0.65; P < 0.01). Conclusion: In healthy subjects, chronological age and puberty were main determinants of intact FGF23 concentrations. Intact FGF23 concentrations may be a useful marker for the early diagnosis of XLH in pediatric patients.
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Baroncelli, G I; Sessa, M R; Pelosini, C; Bertelloni, S; Michelucci, A; Toschi, B; Piaggi, P; Peroni, D; Comberiati, P
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