HPLC separation and quantification of bilirubin and its glucuronide conjugates in faeces and intestinal contents of germ-free rats.

We describe an accurate reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for the separation and quantification of unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) and its monoglucuronide (BMG) and diglucuronide (BDG) conjugates in faeces and intestinal contents from germ-free (GF) rats. We demonstrated that female GF rats excreted predominantly BMG and that… (More)