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Urolithiasis pp 993-996 | Cite as

Experience with infrared Analysis of Urinary Tract Calculi in a Clinical Laboratory

  • M. H. Gault
  • M. Ahmed
  • J. Kalra
  • I. Senciall
  • J. Morgan
  • W. Cohen
  • D. Churchill

Abstract

Infrared analysis (IR) using the “decision tree” system of interpretation of spectra of Oliver and Sweet1 was compared with the wet chemical analysis (WC)2 of calculi from 450 patients. Senior laboratory technicians could be rapidly taught to interpret accurately IR spectra.

Keywords

Calcium Phosphate Calcium Oxalate Potassium Bromide Infrared Analysis Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate 
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References

  1. 1.
    L. K. Oliver and R. V. Sweet, Clin. Chim. Acta. 72:17 (1976).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    M. H. Gault, M. Ahmed, J. Kalra, I. Senciall, W. Cohen, and D. Churchill, Clin. Chim. Acta, (in press).Google Scholar
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    E. Takasaki, Calc. Tiss. Res. 7:232 (1971).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    J. Bellanato, L. Cifuentes-Delatte, A. Hidalgo, and M. Santos, in: “Urinary Calculi: Recent Advances in Aetiology, Stone Structure and Treatment,” L. Cifuentes-Delatte, A. Rapado, and A. Hodgkinson, eds., S. Karger, Basel (1973).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Gault
    • 1
  • M. Ahmed
    • 1
  • J. Kalra
    • 1
  • I. Senciall
  • J. Morgan
    • 1
  • W. Cohen
    • 1
  • D. Churchill
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial University and the General HospitalSt. John’sCanada

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