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Mechanism of erroneous Dextrostix readings.
  1. H Togari,
  2. M Oda,
  3. Y Wada

    Abstract

    The mechanism of hyper-reactivity of the Dextrostix system when contaminated with alcoholic skin cleaning agents was investigated. When sodium fluoride was supplied to block glucose oxidase activity and hydrogen peroxide was exogenously provided benzidine peroxidation could be preferentially studied. Benzidine hydrochloride was the most likely site of the hyper-reaction.

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