nitroblue tetrazolium

German: Nitroblau-Tetrazolium
Japanese: ニトロブルーテトラゾリウム

Chemistry. Abbr. NBT. Colorless to yellow dye that can be reduced to blue or black formazan crystals. It is used for sensitive detection of the enzyme alkaline phosphatase. Furthermore it is used in diagnostic tests for chronic granulomatous disease and other diseases of phagocyte function.

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