Niacin test | definition of niacin test by Medical dictionary
a test of the ability of mycobacteria to elaborate niacin; used to distinguish Mycobacterium tuberculosis from other strains.
niacin test A test for speciating mycobacteria based on differences in niacin (nicotinic acid) production, which plays a key role in the oxidation-reduction reaction in Mycobacterium species’ metabolism.
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The niacin tested in the study is a proprietary formulation manufactured by Abbott Laboratories.
The extended-release formulation of niacin tested in AIM-HIGH was intended to help reduce the risk of flushing.