Simple qualitative tests for rifampicin in urine

Venkataraman, P.; Narayana, A.S.L. and Prabhakar, R. (1988) Simple qualitative tests for rifampicin in urine. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 35 (3). pp. 114-116.

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Simple qualitative tests for rifampicin in urine, involving extraction with chloroform well as with benzene were investigated on 50 patients. A positive test result was obtained in 98-100% of the specimens between 3 and l1hours after drug administration by both methods. All specimens collected prior to administration of rifampicin as also specimens collected after ingestion of other anti-tuberculosis drugs were negative by both methods. However, the chloroform extraction method yielded positive reactions in 26% of 27 specimens collected after the administration of clofazimine.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rifampicin, Urine, Chloroform, Drug Administration, Benzene, Extraction, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Body Fluids > Urine
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds with 4 or More Rings > Rifamycins
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Chemical Actions and Uses > Specialty Uses of Chemicals > Laboratory Chemicals
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Organic Chemicals > Hydrocarbons > Hydrocarbons, Halogenated
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Diagnosis > Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Organic Chemicals > Hydrocarbons > Hydrocarbons, Cyclic
ID Code:3152
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:17 November 2008

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