Biomarkers of alcoholism: an updated review.

  title={Biomarkers of alcoholism: an updated review.},
  author={Subir Kumar Das and L. Dhanya and Damodaran Madhavi Vasudevan},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation},
  volume={68 2},
Alcoholic beverages, and the problems they engender, have been familiar in human societies since the beginning of recorded history. Among a variety of blood tests used to aid the diagnosis of alcohol consumption and related disorders, laboratory tests are particularly useful in settings where cooperativeness is suspected or when a history is not available. Biochemical and haematological tests, such as gamma-glutamyltransferase activity, aspartate aminotransferase activity and erythrocyte mean… CONTINUE READING