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Lean Body Weight from Total Body Water

Purpose:

To estimate the lean body mass in an adult from the person's total body water.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine, Nutrition

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

E66

Description:

If total body water is known from using antipyrine or other marker, then the formula of Pace and Rathbun can be used to estimate the lean body mass. Water was found to constitute 72.4% of the fat-free (lean) body mass.

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