Patent Number: 6,309,885

Title: Preparation of blood samples for detecting homocysteine and/or folate

Abstract: The invention relates to a method for preparing blood samples for detectinghomocysteine and/or total folate and is characterized in that the bloodsample is brought into contact with (a) at least one reagent for lysis ofthe blood cells, (b) at lease one inhibitor of the enzymes which produceand break down homocysteine, and optionally (c) at least one acid.

Inventors: Probst; Reiner (Munich, DE), Blumke; Matthias (Trier, DE)


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Expiration Date: 10/32013