van den Bergh test

van den Bergh test

(vahn den bērg),
a test for bile pigments (bilirubin) by reaction with diazotized sulfanilic acid (diazo reaction).

van den Bergh test

(van′dĕn-bĕrg″)
[A. A. Hijmans van den Bergh, Dutch physician, 1869–1943]
A test to detect the presence of bilirubin in blood serum or plasma.

van den Bergh,

A.A. Hymans, Dutch physician, 1869-1943.
van den Bergh reaction - Synonym(s): van den Bergh test
van den Bergh test - for bilirubin. Synonym(s): van den Bergh reaction

van den Bergh test, reaction

a test which differentiates between conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin in serum and assists in the differentiation between biliary or regurgitation hyperbilirubinemia, retention or hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia, or combined hyperbilirubinemia or jaundice. There are many variants of the basic test and the interpretation of them differs markedly between the species.