A new simple assay for total blood lipids by refractometry

Research paper by B. Payne, D. J. Galton, D. J. Moul

Indexed on: 01 Mar '79Published on: 01 Mar '79Published in: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences


A fast simple method for assay of total blood lipids has been devised by precipitating blood proteins with methanol and extracting lipids into diethyl ether. The change in refractive index of the methanol-ether due to dissolved lipids is measured in a refractometer.