DETERMINATION OF INDIVIDUAL ADRENOCORTICAL STEROIDS IN URINE

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A number of techniques are now available for the fractionation of adrenocortical steroids by partition chromatography. These have recently been reviewed by Heftmann (1955). For quantitative estimation papergrams may be stained and subsequently scanned with a densitometer, or eluted and read in a spectrophotometer. Partition columns have been used for this purpose by Haines (1952), Morris & Williams (1953), Banes (1953), Heftmann & Johnson (1954), Morris (1955), and Cook et al. (1955). This paper describes a modification of the Heftmann-Johnson method (1954), applicable to the analysis of urine extracts.

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