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August 1967

Anion Exchange Resin Screening Test for Urinary Porphyrins

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex

From the departments of dermatology (Drs. Castrow and Mullins), biochemistry and nutrition (Dr. Mills), University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex, and Greenwood, Miss (Dr. Flowers).

Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(2):204-205. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610020096027

A rapid screening test for urinary porphyrins is described. After a preliminary purification by a batch procedure utilizing an anion exchange resin (Dowex), porphyrins are detected by visual fluorescence.