Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin is elevated in catabolic female patients.

  title={Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin is elevated in catabolic female patients.},
  author={Andreas Reif and Hans Emil Keller and Margarete Schneider and S. Kamolz and Armin Schmidtke and Andreas J. Fallgatter},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  volume={36 6},
Serum carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) is currently widely used as a biochemical marker of alcohol misuse. However, various recent studies have questioned the diagnostic value of this parameter and reported low levels of both specificity and sensitivity, especially in women. Thus, we sought to identify sub-groups of female individuals in which CDT is elevated independently of alcohol consumption. Significantly increased CDT levels were found in catabolic disease states due to… CONTINUE READING