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Conventional voltage electrophoresis for formiminoglutamic-acid determination in folic acid deficiency
  1. J. Kohn,
  2. D. L. Mollin,
  3. L. M. Rosenbach
  1. Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton
  2. Department of Haematology, Postgraduate Medical School of London


    A new method for the determination of urinary formiminoglutamic acid (FIGLU) using conventional electrophoresis at 200 to 500 v. on cellulose acetate strips is reported. Experience in 166 determinations on 137 patients shows the method to be a simple, practical, and apparently sensitive one for the determination of FIGLU in the urine.

    Results of the application of the measurement of urinary FIGLU with histidine loading as a test for folic acid deficiency are also reported.

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