Determination of Mercury in Human Serum and Packed Blood Cells by Neutron Activation Analysis
A method is described for the determination of mercury in human blood serum and packed blood cells employing neutron activation analysis. Great attention was devoted to the collection and manipulation of the samples. The accuracy and precision of the method were tested by analyzing biological reference materials and by comparing the concentrations measured in a number of serum samples to those obtained by another, independent technique (cold vapor atomic absorption spectrometry) in the same samples. The article reports the levels measured in blood serum and packed blood cells samples from 15 adult volunteers, as well as the figures determined in a “second-generation” biological reference material (freeze-dried human serum), prepared and conditioned at the University of Ghent.
Index EntriesRadiochemlcal neutron activation analysis for mercury “second-generation” biological reference material mercury in human blood serum mercury in human packed blood cells reference values for mercury
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