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Table 7 Correlations of essential minerals in different blood components

From: Nutritional and metabolic status of children with autism vs. neurotypical children, and the association with autism severity

  Comparison Autism Group Neurotypical Group
Calcium WB -RBC 0.00 0.14
  WB-Serum 0.40 0.33
  RBC-Serum -0.30 -0.32
Magnesium WB-RBC 0.52 0.65
  WB-Serum 0.41 0.34
  RBC-serum 0.37 0.13
Copper WB-RBC 0.46 0.74
Zinc WB-RBC 0.65 0.84
Manganese WB-RBC 0.84 0.90
Selenium WB-RBC 0.79 0.62
Molybdenum WB-RBC 0.45 0.24
Potassium RBC-Serum -0.18 0.14
Phosphorus RBC-Serum 0.11 0.28
Iron RBC-Serum -0.03 0.13
  RBC-serum ferritin -0.09 0.13
  Serum- serum ferritin -0.08 -0.24