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Gmelin's test

Alternative eponyms

  • Rosenbach-Gmelin test

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Simple, qualitative method for demonstrating bilirubin in urine.

Description

Simple, qualitative method for demonstrating bilirubin in urine. Urine is layered over nitric acid and if bilirubin is present, various coloured rings are seen at the junctions.

Rosenbach's test has been entered as a separate entity under Ottomar Rosenbach, German physician, 1851-1907.

Bibliography

  • Friedrich Tiedemann, Leopold Gmelin:
    Die Verdauung nach Versuchen.
    2 volumes. Heidelberg & Leipzig, K. Groos, 1826-1827.
  • O. Rosenbach:
    Beitrag zur Lehre von der periodischen Hämoglobinurie.
    Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1880, 17: 132-134, 151-153.

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