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Abstract

ORIGINAL ARTICLEIschemia-Modified Albumin is not Elevated in Deep Venous Thrombosis by Emrah Ereren, Ali Kemal Erenler, Yusuf Karavelioglu, Ramazan Kocabas, Haci Kemal Erdemli

Background: In this article, we aimed to determine the diagnostic role of ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) in the evaluation of patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT).
Methods: Fifty-five patients with a diagnosis of DVT and 47 healthy subjects as the control group were included in the study. Blood samples of the patients were obtained within the first 24 hours after DVT diagnosis for IMA analysis. Patient and control groups were compared with respect to IMA levels.
Results: We found that HDL and albumin levels were significantly higher in the control group. However, we could not determine a significant increase in IMA levels in patients with DVT when compared to the control group.
Conclusions: Our study revealed that IMA is not a useful marker in the diagnosis of DVT.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2014.141001