Determination of urinary hexosamines for diagnosis of bladder pain syndrome

International Urogynecology Journal, 05/09/2012

A significant increase in total hexosamines content and in particular in glucosamine belonging to urinary heparan sulfate was determined in BPS patients compared with controls. They propose HS and in particular its low–molecular mass fragments and glucosamine assay as useful markers for a biochemical diagnosis of BPS and for monitoring this syndrome.

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