ALVAN R. FEINSTEIN, M.D.; ROBERT G. PETERSDORF, M.D.
In a previous paper1 we discussed the selection and clinical analysis of a series of 394 patients with hyperglobulinemia. The present paper considers the results of liver function tests, serologic tests for syphilis, and bone marrow examination in this group of patients.
The laboratory of this hospital routinely performs cephalin-cholesterol flocculation, thymol flocculation, thymol turbidity, and alkaline phosphatase tests on all sera sent to it for "liver function tests," unless otherwise specified by the physician. Bromsulphalein retention is measured whenever the dye has been administered. Other samples are often tested for alkaline phosphatase alone.
FEINSTEIN AR, PETERSDORF RG. THE CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF HYPERGLOBULINEMIA. II. CORRELATION WITH LIVER FUNCTION TESTS, SEROLOGIC TESTS FOR SYPHILIS, AND BONE MARROW EXAMINATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:925–937. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-5-925
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(5):925-937.
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