Semi-automated carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in primary biliary cirrhosis: a pilot study.

@article{Bean1998SemiautomatedCT,
  title={Semi-automated carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in primary biliary cirrhosis: a pilot study.},
  author={Pamela Bean and Asgeir Husa and K R Liegmann and Erling Sundrehagen},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={1998},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={657-60}
}
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is one of the few non-alcohol induced liver pathologies which causes false positive results in the evaluation of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) for the diagnosis of alcohol misuse. This phenomenon has only been observed when using the CDTect assay (Pharmacia & Upjohn, Uppsala, Sweden). In this study, we evaluated CDT in female PBC patients (n = 14) by a new CDT procedure, the %CDT turbidimetric immunoassay (TIA, Axis Biochemicals, Oslo, Norway) using… CONTINUE READING