Urea as a passive transport marker for arthritis biomarker studies.
Journal Article, Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
To develop a method to correct for the unknown dilution of synovial fluid that occurs during lavage of a joint, we evaluated the utility of urea, a molecule that is neither synthesized nor metabolized by joint tissues, as a means of correcting for the dilutional effects of lavage procedures and effusions.
Kraus, VB; Huebner, JL; Fink, C; King, JB; Brown, S; Vail, TP; Guilak, F
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