Article Text

PDF

An evaluation of the automated assay of urinary oestrogens in pregnant women
  1. G. G. Muir,
  2. M. Ryan,
  3. D. U. Conaill
  1. Department of Pathology, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton, Beds.

    Abstract

    An automated assay suitable for estimating urinary oestrogens in pregnant women has been investigated. Fluorimetry was found to have considerable advantages over colorimetry. The fluorimetric assay was simpler, more precise, more sensitive, and eliminated the need for correction for non-specific chromogens; in the assay of oestriol in pregnant women there was no need for correction for non-specific fluorescence. Spectrofluorimetric and photometric analyses, recoveries, and reproducibility show that the method offers a robust means of providing values for urinary oestrogen in pregnant women on a scale of up to 100 tests a day, the time of the assay being one and a half hours.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.