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March 2, 1912

RELATION OF ALBUMINURIA TO INDICANURIA

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philadelphia

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(9):633. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030033013

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Abstract

From the records of 500 specimens of urine examined in the clinical laboratories of the Medico-Chirurgical and Jewish Hospitals, during 1909 and 1910, including specimens from my own practice examined in my office, I find an apparent definite relationship existing between the occurrence of albumin and indican. I could find no previous record of such relationship in the standard works on clinical uranalysis. The following tabulation will illustrate the matter clearly:

No. of Specimens

Albumin reaction, but no indican........... 187

Indican reaction, but no albumin........... 210

Albumin reaction with questionable trace of indican............................... 4

Indican reaction with questionable trace of albumin.............................. 2

Neither albumin nor indican reaction....... 97

Total examined..................... 500

This illustrates that it is not common to find albumin and indican present in the same specimen of urine, and when present, either one or the other will usually exist in so minute a quantity as to give a

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