On-line clarification for the measurement of serum glucose in hyperlipidemic specimens

Joseph D. Artiss, Donald R. Strandbergh, Ajit Sharma, Bennie Zak

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The optical aberrations due to the presence of the turbidity caused by hyperlipidemia has been eliminated in two serum glucose procedures. This has been accomplished by incorporating lipase and α-cyclodextrin into the two glucose reagents. The hydrolytic action of the lipase generates water soluble glycerol and insoluble fatty acids. By including the chemical scavenger α-cyclodextrin into the reagent the fatty acids are solubilized and thus the production of a second turbidity is avoided. Because the clearing reagents are incorporated into the glucose reagents, this is an on-line process and no additional labor is required to clear the sample-reagent mixture. Furthermore, no additional time is required as the clearing occurs in the same period of time that it takes for the indicator reactions to reach equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 30 1986


  • Hyperlipidemic specimens
  • Measurement of serum glucose
  • On-line process


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