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Sulkowitch reagent

Pronunciation: sul-ko'vitch

Definition: a reagent for the detection of calcium in the urine, consisting of 2.5 g of oxalic acid, 2.5 g of ammonium oxalate, 5 mL of glacial acetic acid, and distilled water to make 150 mL; a milky precipitate of calcium oxalate is formed when the reagent is added to urine that contains calcium.

[H. W. Sulkowitch]

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