European Journal of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 191–195 | Cite as

Preparation and purification of estriol, estradiol, and progesterone labeled with radioactive iodine

  • A. Varvarigou
  • M. Villa
  • S. Rovano


Steroids labeled with radioactive isotopes are useful tracers for radio-immunoassay and for in vivo nuclear medecine purposes.

We here report and discuss methods for direct labeling of the steroids estriol, estradiol, and progesterone with radioiodine-125 or-131.

The purification procedure and some chemical and physical properties of the purified labeled materials are referred to and discussed.


Public Health Purification Steroid Iodine Radioactive Isotope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Varvarigou
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Villa
    • 3
    • 4
  • S. Rovano
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Radiopharmaceutical Lab. N.R.C. DemocritosAthensGreece
  2. 2.A.E.A. Fellow (SC/202/GRE/7203) in Sorin BiomedicaSaluggiaItaly
  3. 3.Laboratorio di Fisiological Clinica del CNRPisaItaly
  4. 4.Sorin BiomedicaSaluggiaItaly

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