| ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION
|Year : 1988 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 78--80
Quantitative Assay of Faecal X Porphyrin in Normal Healthy Indians, A Spectrophotometric and Computerised Analysis
Mohan Singh, FN Handa, BS Minhas
The faecal X normal healthy India have been determined by urea-triton solvent extraction method and its importance in the laboratory diagnosis of variegate porphyria has been discussed. The values ranged from:0.058 to 5.424 with a mean value of 1.64 + 1.32 microgram per gram dry weight of faeces. X porphyrin excretion was higher in males having non vegetarian diet. It increased with age and body weight. A statistically significant coefficient of correlation existed between all the three types of faecal porphyrins.
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