The Assay of Serum Aminoglycoside Concentrations by the (14C)-Acetyl Transferase Technique

  • J. M. Broughall
  • D. S. Reeves
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 2)


The recently introduced technique of labelled group transfer (1–3) for the assay of serum gentamicin concentrations enables hospital laboratories with suitable radioisotope measuring equipment, i.e., a liquid scintillation counter for β radiation, to offer a quicker and more accurate service than that possible with traditional agar plate diffusion methods, especially when the acetyl transferase technique is used (3).


Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Cyanogen Bromide Acetyl Coenzyme Washed Cell Suspension Serum Gentamicin Concentration 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Broughall
    • 1
  • D. S. Reeves
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Medical MicrobiologySouthmead General HospitalBristolEngland

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