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Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin and the Transferrin Index

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

In those who chronically drink large amounts of alcohol there is an increase in transferrin that lacks attached carbohydrate moieties (sialic acid, galactose, mannose, etc.). This is referred to as carbohydrate deficient transferrin.

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