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

Lee, Y. C. Gary
July 2007
Thorax;Jul2007, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p561
Academic Journal
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.


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