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Thymol Turbidity Test: a New Indicator of Liver Dysfunction

Nature volume 154, pages 670671 (25 November 1944) | Download Citation



IN the course of work on the serum colloidal gold reaction1,2 it was noted that the thymol which was at first used to inhibit the growth of moulds in the barbitone buffer (pH. 7·8) produced a marked turbidity or precipitate with certain sera. These sera were usually from patients with parenchymatous liver disease and also gave positive colloidal gold reactions, and it soon became evident that there was a close correlation between the thymol turbidity and the gold test.

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  1. E.M.S. Sector Pathological Laboratory, Staines County Hospital, Ashford, Middx.

    • N. F. MACLAGAN


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