Reference levels of the tumor markers carcinoembryonic antigen, the carbohydrate antigens 19-9 and 72-4, and cytokeratin fragment 19 using the ®Elecsys Relecsys 1010 analyzer in a normal population in Kuwait. The importance of the determination of local reference levels

@article{Behbehani2002ReferenceLO,
  title={Reference levels of the tumor markers carcinoembryonic antigen, the carbohydrate antigens 19-9 and 72-4, and cytokeratin fragment 19 using the ®Elecsys Relecsys 1010 analyzer in a normal population in Kuwait. The importance of the determination of local reference levels},
  author={Abdulla I F Behbehani and Aju Mathew and Mohamed E Farghaly and Arie van Dalen},
  journal={The International journal of biological markers},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          67-70
        }
}
The tumor markers CEA, CA 19-9, CA 72-4 and CYFRA 21-1 were analyzed in a group of apparently healthy subjects (n=232) in Kuwait using the Elecsys Relecsys 1010 analyzer. The distribution of the tumour marker levels was analyzed separately in Kuwaitis (n=103), non-Kuwaitis (n=129), smokers (n=68), non-smokers (n=164), males (n=138) and females (n=94). The distribution of CEA was significantly different in Kuwaitis vs. non-Kuwaitis in the total population (p=0.033) and in non-smokers (p=0.049… CONTINUE READING

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