Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT) is one of the most used biomarkers for monitoring alcohol use in pregnancy. However, its effective application in this context is hampered by the demonstrated physiological progressive increase during pregnancy (even in abstinent women) of CDT values, which in the third trimester can reach values close or exceeding the cut-offs usually adopted in clinical and forensic diagnostics. The present work was aimed at the re-assessment of CDT reference values in pregnancy.

CDT reference values for monitoring chronic alcohol abuse in pregnancy

Bortolotti, Federica;Raffaelli, Ricciarda;Mirandola, Mariateresa;Simonetto, Chiara;De Marchi, Francesca;Carli, Giovanna;Franchi, Massimo;Tagliaro, Franco
2020

Abstract

Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT) is one of the most used biomarkers for monitoring alcohol use in pregnancy. However, its effective application in this context is hampered by the demonstrated physiological progressive increase during pregnancy (even in abstinent women) of CDT values, which in the third trimester can reach values close or exceeding the cut-offs usually adopted in clinical and forensic diagnostics. The present work was aimed at the re-assessment of CDT reference values in pregnancy.
Alcohol abuse; CDT; Pregnancy; Reference values
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