This section of the review will discuss the topic of capillary electrophoresis (CE) in clinical analysis, although selected topics of CE in the areas of biochemical analysis will be also included. Generally, CE is the electrophoresis performed in a capillary tube. It is an analytical technique for the separation of molecules such as inorganic and organic ions, neutral compounds, amino acids, peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides, and DNA. Due to its speed, column efficiency, and selectivity, CE has become a powerful complementary technique, sometimes a better substitute, to both conventional gel electrophoresis and high-performance liquid chromatography. The continuous development of CE will certainly have great impact on modern clinical analysis. This review covers the Chemical Abstract period from January 1991 to October 1992.
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