oa South African Medical Journal - A common source of error in testing urines qualitatively for reducing substances by means of benedict's reagent
|Article Title||A common source of error in testing urines qualitatively for reducing substances by means of benedict's reagent|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Durban Diabettics Study Project of the University of Cape Town and Natal, Durban|
|Publication Date||Feb 1967|
|Pages||199 - 200|
|Keyword(s)||Benedict's reagent, Common source of error, Pathology, Qualitative urine test, Reducing substance and Urology|
It is believed that the reduction of Benedict's reagent which is obtained when pieces of matchstick are used to stop the Benedict's urine mixture spurting out of test-tubes, is caused by the presence of glucose in the matchstick, in a proportion of 0ï¿½12% by weight.
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