a test for indican; solids in the urine are precipitated by means of a 20% solution of acetate of lead and then filtered, and to the filtrate is added fuming hydrochloric acid containing a small amount of ferric chloride solution; if indican is present, the addition of chloroform causes the formation of indigo, indicated by the blue color.
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Obermayer’s testAn obsolete qualitative test described by Friedrich Obermayer (1861–1925), an Austrian physician, for urinary indican, which was once used to diagnose bacterial overgrowth of the intestine.
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Obermayer,Friedrich, Austrian physician, 1861-1925.
Obermayer test - for indican.
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