folin's test

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Folin's test Fo·lin's test (fō'lĭnz)

  1. A spectrophotometric test used to determine the quantity of uric acid in urine in which a phosphotungstic acid is mixed with a base.

  2. A test used to for determine the quantity of urea in urine in which urea is decomposed by boiling with magnesium chloride and the freed ammonia is measured.

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