Monoethylglycinexylidide formation kinetics: a novel approach to assessment of liver function.


A novel quantitative liver function test is described which is based on monoethylglycinexylidide (MEGX) formation after lidocaine bolus injection. Following the administration of small single doses of lidocaine hydrochloride (1 mg/kg), monoethylglycinexylidide serum concentration-time curves were determined by a novel highly sensitive fluorescence… (More)