JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31332
フルテキストURL fulltext.pdf
著者 Matsui, Hiroaki| Rimal, Nirmal| Kamakura, Kozue| Uesugi, Seiichiro| Yamamoto, Hideki| Ikeda, Satoru| Taketa, Kazuhisa|
抄録 <p>With advances in lectin affinity electrophoresis of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), the detection of significant changes in serum AFP at low levels in cirrhotics has become important for early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Serum AFP levels of 616 healthy individuals without abnormal liver function tests or virus markers of hepatitis B and C were determined by enzyme immunoassay with IMx-AFP Dainapack using automated IMx apparatus set at twice the ordinary sensitivity and compared with those of 241 individuals with abnormal liver function tests and/or positive hepatitis virus markers. The coefficient of variation in this assay was less than 10% at AFP levels as low as 0.2 ng/ml with a lower detection limit of 0.1 ng/ml. The AFP level of healthy population showed a Gaussian distribution curve after logarithmic transformation with a median and 2.5-97.5 percentile reference range of 2.2 (0.6-5.6) ng/ml. There was no significant difference in the AFP level between males and females. Individuals with abnormal liver function tests alone showed no significant increase in serum AFP unless they were associated with positive hepatitis virus markers. </p>
キーワード ?-fetoprotein enzyme immunoassay healthy japanese adults serum level reference values
Amo Type Article
発行日 1998-06
出版物タイトル Acta Medica Okayama
52巻
3号
出版者 Okayama University Medical School
開始ページ 149
終了ページ 154
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
資料タイプ 学術雑誌論文
言語 English
論文のバージョン publisher
査読 有り
PubMed ID 9661742
Web of Science KeyUT 000074528500005