Measurement of sialic acid in serum and urine: clinical applications and limitations.


Many recent studies have examined the sialic acid content of serum or urine in various pathological states. We have briefly reviewed the substances which contribute to the observed total sialic acid concentration, and given an overview of assay methods used. Three major areas of clinical interest in sialic acid metabolism are discussed. Serum total sialic… (More)


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