SERUM UROCANASE AS AN AID IN THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF LIVER DISORDERS
Journal/Book: Clin. Chim. Acta 23 (1969) 305-308. 1969;
Abstract: Department of Medicine B and Endocrine Laboratory Ichilov Hospital Tel-Aviv (Israel) Received September 23 1968 SUMMARY Urocanase is an enzyme originating specifically from the liver and serum levels should therefore be a useful index of liver damage. Examination of 40 cases of liver disorders has shown low values of urocanase in cirrhosis and obstructive jaundice with elevated levels in hepatocellular jaundice. There is little overlap in serum urocanase levels in hepatocellular and obstructive jaundice in contrast with a larger overlap in transaminase results.