The glycolate concentration, in an ethylene glycol poisoned patient, is a predictor of what?
The optimal glycolate concentration threshold for predicting acute kidney injury was 12.9 mmol/L (98 mg/dL) with a sensitivity of 78% and a specificity of 88.1%. Death is unlikely if the glycolate concentration is < 8 mmol/L and a glycolate concentration of > 13 mmol/L best predicts AKI.
Roberts DM et al. The serum glycolate concentrations: its prognostic value and its correlation to surrogate markers in ethylene glycol exposures. Clin Tox Published online 24 March 2022. doi/full/10.1080/15563650.2022.2049811