Benedict's test

[bĕnĭ-dĭkts′]

n.

A test for detecting glucose in urine in which urine is heated with a blue solution containing sodium carbonate, sodium citrate, and copper sulfate, producing a red, yellow, or orange precipitate in the presence of glucose.

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