Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry

, Volume 348, Issue 12, pp 842–842 | Cite as

Rapid radio-proteinbinding measurement of urine folates

  • C. Pfeiffer
  • J. F. Diehl
  • W. Schwack
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A method is presented for the determination of urine folates by a commercial radio-proteinbinding assay widely used in clinical diagnostics for assessing plasma folate levels. Good recovery of urine folates over the range of the calibration curve was observed. Because of the speed, sensitivity and precision of this test, urine folate levels can be measured in bioavailability studies or for the assessment of folate status.


Physical Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Calibration Curve Folate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Pfeiffer
    • 1
  • J. F. Diehl
    • 1
  • W. Schwack
    • 2
  1. 1.Federal Research Centre for NutritionInstitute of Nutritional PhysiologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Food ChemistryUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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