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Hijmans van den Bergh's test

Alternative eponyms

  • Hijmans van den Bergh’s reaction
  • van den Bergh's test
  • Hijmans van den Bergh and Snapper reaction

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A test to detect the presence of bilirubin in blood serum or plasma.

Description

A test to detect the presence of bilirubin in blood serum or plasma. It is a modification of Ehrlich’s diazo-reaction and is of diagnostic value in diseases of the liver and jaundice. A positive direct reaction demonstrates conjugated bilirubin; an indirect test demonstrates conjugated bilirubin.

Bibliography

    A. A. Hijmans van den Bergh, Isidore Snapper:
  • Die Farbstoffe des Blutserums. 1. Eine quantitative Bestimmung des Bilirubins im Blutserum.
    Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medizin, Leipzig, 1913, 110: 540-561.
  • Untersuchungen über den Ikterus.
    Berliner klinische Wochjenschrift, 1914, 51: 1100-1180. A. A. Hijmans van den Bergh, I. Snapper, J. Muller:
  • Der Gallenfarbstoff im Blut. Leiden, 1918; 2nd edition, 1928. A. A. Hijmans van den Bergh:
  • Voordrachten over suikerziekte. Utrecht, 1925. Translated into German.

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