Liebermann-Burchard test

noun
Lie·​ber·​mann-Bur·​chard test | \ ˈlē-bər-mən-ˈbu̇r-ˌkärt- \

Medical Definition of Liebermann-Burchard test

: a test for unsaturated steroids (as cholesterol) and triterpenes based on the formation of a series of colors (as pink to blue to green) with acetic anhydride in the presence of concentrated sulfuric acid

called also Liebermann-Burchard reaction

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“Liebermann-Burchard test.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Liebermann-Burchard%20test. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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