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Sources Used in Current Review
Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. Burtis CA, Ashwood AR and Bruns DE, ed. 5th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders; 2012, Pp. 572-573.
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Sources Used in Previous Reviews
Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. Burtis CA, Ashwood ER and Bruns DE, eds. 4th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders; 2006, Pg 603.
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