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Bence Jones reaction

Pronunciation: bents jonz

Definition: the classic means of identifying Bence Jones protein, which precipitates when urine (from patients with this type of proteinuria) is gradually warmed to 45–70°C and redissolves when the urine is heated to near boiling; as the specimen cools, the Bence Jones protein precipitates in the indicated range of temperature and redissolves as the temperature of the specimen becomes less than 30–35°C.

[Henry Bence Jones]

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