Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in healthy women: relation to estrogens and iron status.

@article{Stauber1996CarbohydratedeficientTI,
  title={Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in healthy women: relation to estrogens and iron status.},
  author={Rudolf E. Stauber and H Vollmann and I Pesserl and Barbara Jauk and R Lipp and G. Halwachs and Martini Wilders-Truschnig},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1996},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={1114-7}
}
The determination of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) in serum has been found useful as a marker of increased alcohol consumption of > 60 g/day. It is not clear why the reference range is different for women (0 to 26 units/liter) and men (0 to 20 units/liter). We evaluated serum CDT in 286 healthy subjects (209 women, 77 men) using a commercially available radioimmunoassay. Premenopausal women had higher CDT levels than postmenopausal women, whereas no age-related difference of CDT… CONTINUE READING

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