Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin is not a useful marker for the detection of chronic alcohol abuse.

@article{Schmitt1998CarbohydratedeficientTI,
  title={Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin is not a useful marker for the detection of chronic alcohol abuse.},
  author={Urban Schmitt and Petra Stieber and Dieter Juengst and Manfred Bilzer and Martin W{\"a}chtler and S Heberger and Dietrich Seidel},
  journal={European journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1998},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={615-21}
}
BACKGROUND The role of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) as a reliable marker for the detection of chronic alcohol abuse has been discussed controversially. METHODS Therefore, we investigated CDT in the sera from 405 subjects with different alcohol intake. Besides healthy control subjects (n = 42), inpatients and outpatients in a department of gastroenterology (n = 325) and patients admitted to a department of otorhinolaryngology (n = 38) were studied. A total of 213 patients suffered… CONTINUE READING

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