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Reference values in blood from inhabitants of Brazil: Br, Cl, K and Na determination using NAA

  • L. C. OliveiraEmail author
  • C. B. Zamboni
  • S. Metairon
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Abstract

In this study, bromine (Br), chlorine (Cl), potassium (K) and sodium (Na) were measured in the blood of Brazilian inhabitants from Southeast (S) and Northeast (N) regions. A reference range was established as a function of sex and considering lifestyle factors (non-smokers and non- drinkers). For both regions lower values of K were found in females when compared to males and lower values of Na were found in males compared to females. Increasing trends for Na and Br were observed in the Northeast region.

Keywords

NAA Whole Blood Reference Values Biochemistry 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank the clinical staff at Blood Banks for technical assistance given during the blood collection and the financial support from CNPq and CAPES.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e NuclearesIPEN – CNEN/SPSão PauloBrazil

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