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IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Clinical Chemistry, Lipid, Lecithin

Definition : Clinical chemistry reagents intended to perform qualitative and/or quantitative chemical analysis of body fluids (typically amniotic fluid) to determine the level of lecithin (phosphatidylcholine), a lipid. The most frequently determined lecithin component is disaturated phosphatidylcholine (DSPC), the main surface active component of the lung surfactant that represents 85% of all lecithins. The levels of lecithin (or DSPC) in an amniotic-fluid sample are considered a measure of fetus lung maturity.

Entry Terms : "Lecithin Determination Reagents" , "DSPC (Disaturated Phosphatidylcholine) Determination Reagents" , "Disaturated Phosphatidylcholine (DSPC) Determination Reagents" , "Reagents, Clinical Chemistry, Lipid, Lecithin"

UMDC code : 18914

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