benzidine test

benzidine test

An obsolete colourimetric test once used to detect heme (haemoglobin, myoglobin and related pigments), which fell into disfavour due in part to benzidine's carcinogenic potential.

Adler,

Oscar, German physician, 1879-1932.
Adler test - a test to detect the presence of blood. Synonym(s): benzidine test
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Benzidine test was applied to confirm presence of blood in urine and further urine was centrifuged to rule out haematuria.
The presence of a small amount of blood may also be noted by using the Gualac test or the Benzidine test.