Cancer-associated proteins in effusion fluids.

  title={Cancer-associated proteins in effusion fluids.},
  author={Stephen Booth and Gregory E Lakin and Peter Dykes and David L Burnett and Arthur R Bradwell},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={30 6},
Two cancer-associated proteins, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and pregnancy-associated alpha2 glycoprotein (PAG), together with 13 normal serum proteins were measured in the serum and effusion fluid of patients with ascites and pleural effusions. The results indicate that CEA measurement in effusion fluid is more effective than serum measurement in distinguishing cancerous from congestive or inflammatory effusions. Comparisons with the results of cytological examination suggest that fluid CEA… CONTINUE READING

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