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Advanced Cancer Vitamin B12 to C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Ratio

Purpose:

To identify a patient with advanced cancer who has a poor prognosis using the Vitamin B12 to CRP ratio (B12 CRP Index or BCI).

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97

Description:

Geissbuhler et al used the ratio of serum vitamin B12 to C-reactive protein (CRP) to identify a patient with advanced cancer who has poor prognosis and a short survival.

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