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Clin Chim Acta. 1997 Jul 25;263(2):139-46.

1H-NMR analysis of trimethylamine in urine for the diagnosis of fish-odour syndrome.

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Laboratoire de Biochimie, Hôpital Calmette, CHR et U de Lille, France.

Abstract

This paper reports the use of proton NMR spectroscopy for the analysis of trimethylamine in the urine of a patient with trimethylaminuria. Analysis of this compound was also performed for other members of his family. Qualitative and quantitative determination of trimethylamine and trimethylamine-N-oxide was simultaneously performed on untreated urine within a few minutes. The application of the method is discussed.

PMID:
9246418
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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