Methyldopa has been reported to cause a false-positive urine glucose test by the copper reduction method (Clinitest). We investigated the effect of methyldopa on urine glucose tests in 30 patients by comparing commonly used glucose oxidase methods to Clinitest. The results of our study indicate that methyldopa does not interfere with the copper reduction method for urine glucose determination.
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Brief Communications| January 01 1978
Noneffect of Methyldopa on Urine Glucose Tests
Charles B Bowers;
Address reprint requests to Timothy H. Self, Department of Pharmacy Practice, 874 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163.
Diabetes Care 1978;1(1):36
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Charles B Bowers, Timothy H Self; Noneffect of Methyldopa on Urine Glucose Tests. Diabetes Care 1 January 1978; 1 (1): 36. https://doi.org/10.2337/diacare.1.1.36
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