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biochemical marker

[-kem′ikəl]
Etymology: Gk, bios + chemeia, alchemy
any hormone, enzyme, antibody, or other substance that is detected in the urine, blood, or other body fluids or tissues that may serve as a sign of a disease or other abnormality. An example is the Bence Jones protein that appears in the urine of multiple myeloma patients.

biochemical marker

Any biochemical compound such as an antigen, antibody, abnormal enzyme, or hormone that is sufficiently altered in a disease to serve as an aid in diagnosing or in predicting susceptibility to the disease.
See also: marker
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The articles presented here provide the NACB's updated recommendations for the rapidly evolving topics of Clinical Utilization of Biochemical Markers in Acute Coronary Syndromes and Analytical Issues for Biochemical Markers of Acute Coronary Syndromes.
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The research provides early data on the usefulness of Singulex' Erenna assays to facilitate more specific detection of cardiac troponin I, a powerful biochemical marker for myocardial necrosis.
The biochemical marker will tell you whether or not patients will lose bone if they are not treated and whether they will gain bone if they are treated.
The purpose of the monograph is to give an overview of past, present, and possible future biochemical markers for myocardial injury and to address each marker's analytical, technical, and clinical performance, as well as outcome assessments, including risk stratification.
The serum TfR-ferritin index is the best biochemical marker of functional iron deficiency, with a cutoff value of 1.
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These included a global licensing agreement to develop assay kits for the ADAM12 biochemical marker, which has broad potential in maternal health screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities; and the securing of global rights for PP13 (Placental Protein 13), a new prospective biomarker for identifying patients at risk for pre-eclampsia in the first trimester.
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