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TAVAKOLI AFSHARI J, LIU T. DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID SPECTROPHOTOMETER SCREENING METHOD FOR QUANTITA TION OF ACETAMINOPHEN IN HUMAN SERUM. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1988; 2 (3) :243-247
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1256-en.html

From the Department of Laboratory Medicine, San Francisco State University, California, U. S.A.
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We describe a simple, economical procedure for the emergency determination of serum acetaminophen levels. Prior to color development, free unconjugated acetaminophen was separated from other endogenous compounds containing phenol groups by extracting the acetaminophen into ethyl acetate and hydrolyzed to p-aminophenol by treatment with ho􀁗 acid. A blue color, which can be measured at 635 nm is formed by the addition of 2,5-dimethylphenol (p-xylenol) and sodium periodate, based on the reaction of a primary aromatic amine and a phenolic hydroxyl reagent (Figure 1). This method is linear from 25-600 mg/L. The intra-run precision had day-to-day coefficient variation of between 4.8 and 7.0. The method was correlated with established nitration method of Glynn and Kendal (1975) and the colorimetric method of Liu and Oka (1980) with the correlation coefficient of 0.97 and 0.98 respectively.
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