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Types of Reducing Substances in the Urine

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

Normally the urine does not contain reducing substances. A reducing substance is one that transfers electrons to (or removes oxygen from) another compound. Detection of reducing substances is important in children, since it may indicate diabetes or the presence of an inborn error of metabolism.

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