Assessment of Deoxyuridine Suppression Test in Diagnosis of Vitamin B12 or Folate Deficiency

Wickramasinghe, S. N.; Longland, J. E.
July 1974
British Medical Journal;7/20/1974, Vol. 3 Issue 5924, p148
Academic Journal
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