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Transferrin isoform analysis

Any number of techniques used to determine the presence of different isoforms of serum transferrin in a blood sample; also called carbohydrate deficient transferrin (CDT) analysis. The most common technique is transferrin isoelectric focusing, but mass spectrometry is increasingly used to analyze different glycosylation patterns on transferrin in greater detail. Carbohydrate deficient transferrin is commonly found in N-linked congenital disorders of glycosylation.

transferrin analysis