SAMPLE COLLECTION GUIDELINES FOR TRACE-ELEMENTS IN BLOOD AND URINE

Citation
R. Cornelis et al., SAMPLE COLLECTION GUIDELINES FOR TRACE-ELEMENTS IN BLOOD AND URINE, Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology, 10(2), 1996, pp. 103-127
Citations number
121
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Biology
ISSN journal
0946-672X
Volume
10
Issue
2
Year of publication
1996
Pages
103 - 127
Database
ISI
SICI code
0946-672X(1996)10:2<103:SCGFTI>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
This paper presents an organized system for element-specific sample co llection and handling of human blood (whole blood, serum or plasma, pa cked cells or erythrocytes) and urine also indicating a proper definit ion of the subject and sample. Harmonized procedures for collection, p reparation, analysis and quality control are suggested. The aim is to assist scientists worldwide to produce comparable data which will be u seful on a regional, national and international scale. The guidelines are directed to the elements aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, co balt, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium and zinc. These include the most important elements measured for their occ upational or clinical significance, and serve as examples of principle s that will guide development of methods for other elements in the fut ure.