An Overview of CE in Clinical Analysis

  • David S. HageEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1972)


The development and general applications of capillary electrophoresis (CE) in the field of clinical chemistry are discussed. It is shown how the early development of electrophoresis was closely linked to clinical testing. The rise of gel electrophoresis in clinical chemistry is described, as well as the eventual developments that lead to the creation and the use of modern CE. The general principles of CE are reviewed and the potential advantages of this method in clinical testing are examined. Finally, an overview is presented of several areas in which CE has been developed and is currently being explored for use with clinical samples.

Key words

Capillary electrophoresis Clinical chemistry Clinical applications History of capillary electrophoresis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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