TITLE

Hunting for a pleural fluid test for mesothelioma: is soluble mesothelin the answer?

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Y. C. Gary
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Thorax;Jul2007, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p561
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issue of pleural fluid test for mesothelioma, and looks at how mesothelin would fit into the diagnostic algorithm for exudative effusions. According to the author, although soluble mesothelima, as a noninvasive diagnostic solution, offers additional value to the existing diagnostic tests for pleural effusions, it has its limitations and it cannot replace hystocytological diagnosis as the perfectly accurate and ideal diagnostic marker.
ACCESSION #
25757861

 

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