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Table 1 Relevant blood samples and their timing

From: Hoffmann’s syndrome necessitating forearm fasciotomy: a case report

Timing of blood samplesTSH (μIU/ml)fT4 (μmol/L)CK (IU/L)
Reference range(0.20–4.30)(9–22)(40–280)
Four weeks before admission in EU11.87nm
Eight hours before fasciotomynmnm1722
Eight hours after fasciotomy30.573421
Day 2 after surgery and levothyroxine therapy24.461747
One week after discharge1.713115
  1. CK creatinine kinase, EU emergency unit, fT4 free thyroxine, nm not measured, TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone