Diatrizoic acid is a gradient reagent used for blood cell separation and diagnostic aid (radiopaque medium). Diatrizoic acid may be used as an alternative to barium sulfate for medical imaging of the gastrointestinal tract, such as upper gastrointestinal series and small bowel series.
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