Reagents, Immunoassay, Toxicology, Ethanol Consumption Marker, Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin
Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative analyses on a body fluid sample (e.g., serum) to determine carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT). CDT is a highly sensitive and specific marker for long-term heavy alcohol consumption in men over 40 years, but it is not a good marker in young men and women. Generally CDT is a better marker than gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) in the identification of alcohol abuse among patients with alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver diseases. The sensitivity of the test can be enhanced using CDT and GGT combined.
Entry Terms : "Ethanol Consumption Marker Reagents, CDT" , "CDT (Carbohydrate-deficient Transferrin) Determination Reagents" , "Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (CDT) Determination Reagents"
UMDC code : 20060