S-100 Protein

Sample: Serum, 1.0 mL (4oC)

Status: UK Lab Accredited

Units: μg/L

Ref. Range: Less than 0.2

Remarks:  S-100 Protein is present in astrocytes and glial cells in the brain and also in melanocytes. It is used in monitoring patients with malignant melanoma. A value greater than 0.2 µg/L is indicative of advanced disease (Stages III and IV) with a Positive Predictive Value of approximately 90%. Serum S-100 concentration is related to tumour burden and gives an early indication of successful response to chemotherapy.


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