Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin as a marker of chronic alcohol abuse: a critical review of preanalysis, analysis, and interpretation.

@article{Arndt2001CarbohydratedeficientTA,
  title={Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin as a marker of chronic alcohol abuse: a critical review of preanalysis, analysis, and interpretation.},
  author={Torsten Arndt},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={13-27}
}
BACKGROUND Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) is used for diagnosis of chronic alcohol abuse. Some 200-300 reports on CDT have been published in impact factor-listed journals. The aims of this review were to condense the current knowledge and to resolve remaining issues on CDT. APPROACH The literature (1976-2000) was searched using MEDLINE and Knowledge Server with "alcohol and CDT" as the search items. The data were reviewed systematically, checked for redundancy, and organized in… CONTINUE READING
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