Comparison of the combined marker GGT-CDT and the conventional laboratory markers of alcohol abuse in heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and abstainers.

@article{Hietala2006ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the combined marker GGT-CDT and the conventional laboratory markers of alcohol abuse in heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and abstainers.},
  author={Johanna P Hietala and Heidi M Koivisto and Petra Anttila and Onni Niemel{\"a}},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={
          528-33
        }
}
AIMS A combined index based on gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) measurements (GGT-CDT) has been recently suggested to improve the detection of excessive ethanol consumption. The aim of this work was to compare GGT-CDT with the conventional markers of alcohol abuse in individuals with a wide variety of alcohol consumption. METHODS A cross-sectional and follow-up analysis was conducted in a sample of 165 heavy drinkers, consuming 40-540 g of ethanol… CONTINUE READING
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