Clinical significance of ferritin determination in gastric juice and serum in diagnosis of gastric cancer
Hong Rutao, Ren Dengxian
Levels of ferritin (Ft) in gastric juice and serum were determined by radioimmunoassay in 29 patients with gastric cancer (GC), 29 patients with chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG), 31 patients with peptic ulcer (PU), while 28 patients with chronic superficial gastritis as controls. The results showed that concentration of Ft in gastric juice was significantly higher in the patients with gastric cancer than in the patients with CAG, PU and CSG. The concentration of Ft in gastric juice was also significantly higher in the patients with CAG than controls. There was no significant difference, however, among each group for the concentration of Ft in serum. The results indicate that determining the levels of Ft in gastric juice may be helpful not only in the diagnosis of gastric cancer but also in identifying and following up high risk patients for gastric cancer.
【CateGory Index】： R735