Definition: 'Isopropanol Precipitation Test'
isopropanol precipitation testType: Term
1. a test using the principle that the internal bonds of hemoglobin are weakened by nonpolar solvents; thus, unstable hemoglobins precipitate more rapidly than other hemoglobins in isopropanol.
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