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Abnormal Serum Protein in Parenchymatous Liver Diseases


SEVERAL colloidal serum reactions have been proposed during recent years for revealing damage of the liver parenchyme : the cephalin-test (Hanger), the colloidal gold and thymol tests (Maclagan) and the colloidal benzoin and shellac tests1. Most authors suppose that increased gamma-globulin forms the basis of these tests, but it has been suggested that beta-globulin may be responsible, too.


  1. Fischer and Wiltner, Acta. med. Scand. (in the press).

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FISCHER, A., SELLEI, C. & BRETÁN, M. Abnormal Serum Protein in Parenchymatous Liver Diseases. Nature 162, 1002 (1948).

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