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Body Surface Area

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code BSA
Container type
Sample type
Normal range
Additional information BSA (m2) = 0.007184 x (Ht in cm)0.725 x (Wt in kg)0.425*

An approximation suitable for most calculators is: BSA (m2) = ([Ht in cm] x [Wt in kg]/3600)0.5**

*Du Bois D, Du Bois EF. Arch Intern Med 1916;17:863.
**Mosteller RD. New Engl J Med 1987;317:1098.
Last Updated 4/21/2008 9:39:52 AM
Entry Number 131
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