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Multiple plasma enzyme activities in liver disease
  1. T. Hargreaves,
  2. I. Janota,
  3. M. J. H. Smith
  1. Department of Chemical Pathology, King's College Hospital Medical School, Denmark Hill, London


    The measurement of the plasma activities of glutamic-oxaloacetic and glutamic-pyruvic transaminases, aldolase, cholinesterase, and isocitric, lactic, and phosphogluconic dehydrogenases in random samples of blood was found to be of no value in the differential diagnosis of hepatitis, obstructive jaundice, hepatic cirrhosis, and neoplastic conditions involving the liver. Serial determinations of the enzyme activities provided useful information about the course of certain hepatic disorders, particularly acute viral hepatitis.

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