The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 3, Issue 12, pp 947–952 | Cite as

Old and new tests for bilirubin in the urine

  • John M. Bleyer
  • Frederick Steigmann


The efficiency of 4 urine bilirubin tests was investigated by examining 247 urine specimens of jaundiced patients.

Ictotest (Ames) was found to be the most sensitive. The simple and economical Rosenbach test came close to the sensitivity of Ictotest.

The height of the indirect serum bilirubin and the amount of bile in the urine were not always parallel.


Public Health Bilirubin Serum Bilirubin Urine Specimen Jaundice Patient 
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© Paul B. Hoeber, Inc. 1958

Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Bleyer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frederick Steigmann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.From the Hektoen Institute for Medical Research and the Departments of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics of the Cook County HospitalChicago
  2. 2.Pawtucket

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