Serum sialic acid levels in healthy individuals

J Postgrad Med. 1990 Jul;36(3):140-2.


Serum sialic acid values, estimated by thiobarbituric acid method of Warren as modified by Saifer and Gerstenfeld in 50 normal healthy persons of both sexes are reported. The average values were 68.47 +/- 4.85 mg% and 67.77 +/- 7.87 mg% for males and females respectively and for both sexes the value was 68.12 +/- 6.70 mg%. Age and sex have no influence on sialic acid levels in serum.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • N-Acetylneuraminic Acid
  • Reference Values
  • Sialic Acids / blood*


  • Sialic Acids
  • N-Acetylneuraminic Acid