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False positive acetaminophen concentrations in patients with liver injury

Clinica Chimica Acta 391(1):24 (2008) PMID 18279672 PMCID PMC3618976

Background Acetaminophen toxicity is the most common form of acute liver failure in the U.S. After acetaminophen overdoses, quantitation of plasma acetaminophen can aid in predicting severity of injury. However, recent case reports have suggested that acetaminophen concentrations may be falsely increased in the presence of hyperbilirubinemia.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cca.2008.01.018