Rubner test


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Rub·ner test

(rūb'nĕr),
an obsolete test for lactose or glucose in the urine; lead acetate is added to the suspected urine that is then filtered; ammonia is added until a permanent precipitate is formed; if lactose is present, the precipitate will take on a pink to red color when the fluid is heated; if there is glucose, the color will be yellow to brown.

Rubner test

1. A test for the presence of lactose or glucose in urine.
2. A test for the presence of carbon monoxide in blood.
See also: Rubner, Max

Rubner,

Max, German hygienist and biochemist, 1854-1932.
Rubner laws of growth - the rate of growth is proportional to the intensity of the metabolic processes.
Rubner test - for lactose or glucose in the urine.