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What is the role of cerebrospinal fluid ferritin in the diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage in computed tomography-negative patients?

Authors
  • Watson, Ian D
  • Beetham, Robert
  • Fahie-Wilson, Michael N
  • Holbrook, Ian B
  • O'Connell, Daniel M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of clinical biochemistry
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2008
Volume
45
Issue
Pt 2
Pages
189–192
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1258/acb.2007.007043
PMID: 18325184
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

At an appropriate negative predictive value (1.0) for a rule-out test, ferritin has too low a specificity to function as a stand-alone test and we cannot recommend it as an initial screen to be followed by spectrophotometry.

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