Benedict’s Test- Principle, Composition, Preparation, Procedure and Result Interpretation

Result Interpretation of Benedict's Test

Benedict’s Test is used to test for simple carbohydrates. The Benedict’s test identifies reducing sugars (monosaccharide’s and some disaccharides), which have free ketone or aldehyde functional groups. Benedict’s solution can be used to test for the presence of glucose in urine.  Some sugars such as glucose are called reducing sugars because they are capable of transferring hydrogens (electrons) …

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Glycolysis- 10 steps explained steps by steps with diagram

Glycolysis- 10 steps explained steps by steps with diagram

Glycolysis is the metabolic process that serves as the foundation for both aerobic and anaerobic cellular respiration. In glycolysis, glucose is converted into pyruvate. Glucose is a six- memebered ring molecule found in the blood and is usually a result of the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugars. It enters cells through specific transporter proteins that move it …

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Types of Crystals in Urine

Calcium carbonate crystals

Uric acid crystals invariably form in acidic urine, typically with a urine pH < 5.5. Uric acid is soluble in alkaline urine, preventing the precipitation of urate crystals. The inability of uric acid to crystallize at urine pH > 7.0 is the rationale for urinary alkalinization in patients at risk for acute uric acid nephropathy. Uric acid crystalluria is not …

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