Daily Archives: December 22, 2013


F: So the van den Bergh–VDB!–reaction is when you expose bilirubin to…diazotized sulfanilic acid.
M: …diazosulfo-what?
F: Diazotized sulfanilic acid. And that gives you the conjugated bilirubin.
M: Okay, cool. Diazotized sulfanilic acid. Conjugated.
F: Then you add accelerant and that gives you the total bilirubin in 30-60 minutes.
M: Okay.
F: And if you subtract conjugated from the total, that gives you unconjugated.
M: What was the second thing you add?
F: An accelerant?
M: What’s that?
F: An accerelant? Something that makes things go faster? Stimulant of some sort? Caffeine?
M: Can you spell it?
F: A-c-c-e-l-e-r–
M: –Okay, I thought so. You’re pronouncing it incorrectly but it’s really cute. Don’t change it.
F: Wait, really? Nooo! How do you really say it then? ;_;
M: I can’t tell you, or you’ll fix it.