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Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin

Brown clotted serum, gel barrier

TestCarbohydrate Deficient Transferrin
Common AbbreviationsCDT
Tube typeBrown clotted serum, gel barrier
Clinical IndicationBiomarker for heavy alcohol consumption over an extended period of time. Excess alcohol intake significantly increases the percentage of carbohydrate deficient transferrin. This increase is independent of the presence of liver disease.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeSerum
Minimum Volume0.5mL
Special PrecautionsNo special requirements
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time3 - 5 days
LaboratoryViapath King's College Hospital London SE5 9RS 0203 299 3856
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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