serum marker


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se·rum mark·er

(sērŭm mahrkĕr)
Specific component in the blood.
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1) Can we use other serum markers to predict the inevitable progression to castration resistance prostate cancer (CRPC) in patients treated with ADT?
First-and second-trimester maternal serum markers for aneuploidy and adverse obstetric outcomes.
Because of its high specificity for prostate tissue, PSA is the preferred serum marker for Prostatic carcinoma.
Bone Specific Alkaline Phosphatase (BAP): Serum concentrations of bone specific alkaline phosphatase (U/L), a bone serum marker used to determine bone formation, were measured using the MicroVue BAP immunoenzymetric assay (Quidel Corporation, San Diego, CA), according to manufacturer guidelines.
Previous studies have identified serum markers that may assist in the early differentiation of severe from non-severe CDI.
Generally serum markers exhibit less total intra-individual variability than urine markers (e.
As well as sensitivity and specificity, a desirable property of a cancer serum marker is organ specificity.
They performed routine maternal serum marker tests in the first trimester and reacted to positive values.
Sanko Junyaku currently manufactures and markets two test kits for interstitial pneumonia, EITEST KL-6 (sandwich enzyme immunoassay method) and PICOLUMI KL-6 (electrochemiluminescence immunoassay) for measurement of KL-6, a serum marker that is highly distinctive for the diagnosis of the disease, under a sales agreement with Eisai.
The expert panel on prenatal diagnosis said there was no need for doctors to actively inform expectant mothers about maternal serum marker screening, which has recently gained popularity in Japan, nor recommend the test to their patients.
The current gold standard for the diagnosis of prostate cancer is the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) serum marker.
Patients treated with GS-0976 20 mg also experienced a significant decrease in TIMP-1, a serum marker associated with liver fibrosis.

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