Aim: We assessed reproducibility of endothelial microparticles (EMPs) enumeration among youth. Methods & results: Four microparticle (MP) indices - total MP per microliter platelet free plasma (PFP), total EMPs per microliter PFP, percent activated EMPs and percent lactadherin positive (LACT[+]) of total EMPs - were measured at two visits (baseline and 7 ± 3 days follow-up) to determine reproducibility overall and by obesity status. We examined CD31+ or CD144+ with CD41-EMP events of size 0.3-1.0 μm. No statistically significant differences were observed between visits for any of the four MP indices. The within-participant and between-participant coefficient of variation was acceptable (range: 1.13-2.37) with good intraclass-correlation coefficient for all indices except total MP per microliter (range: 0.10-1.00). Conclusion: Total EMPs per microliter PFP, percent-activated EMPs and percent LACT(+) of total EMPs are reproducible among youth.
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