Harmonization of measurement results of the alcohol biomarker carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
by use of the toolbox of technical procedures of the International Consortium for Harmonization of Clinical Laboratory Results.
The diagnostic accuracy of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
, sialic acid and commonly used markers of alcohol abuse during abstinence.
Development and multicenter evaluation of the N Latex CDT direct immunonephelometric assay for serum carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
. Clin Chem.
Validity of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
(%CDT), gamma-glutamyltransferase (gamma-GT) and mean corpuscular erythrocyte volume (MCV) as biomarkers for chronic alcohol abuse: a study in patients with alcohol dependence and liver disorders of non-alcoholic and alcoholic origin.
as a measure of immoderate drinking: Remaining issues.
Case studies of the utility of serum carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
(%CDT) in the clinical management of alcoholics.
Longitudinal comparison of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
and gamma-glutamyl transferase: complementary markers of excessive alcohol consumption.
is elevated in 80% of individuals who have been drinking heavily within the past week.
This test measures the levels of a particular glycoprotein, carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
, via a method called isoelectric focusing.
recently reported on their efforts toward the harmonization of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
(CDT) measurements in serum (1).
It was postulated that the diagnosis of alcohol use disorders could be markedly improved by a more systematic use of specific questionnaires and laboratory tests, including blood ethanol, serum GGT, carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
CDT, and MCV.
The most widely used indirect biomarkers in the United States are carbohydrate-deficient transferrin
(CDT) and the early detection of alcohol consumption (EDAC) test.