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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 269, Issue 3, pp 665–669 | Cite as

Establishing a protocol for trace element determinations in serum samples from healthy elderly population in São Paulo city, SP, Brazil

  • M. Saiki
  • N. M. Sumita
  • O. Jaluul
  • I. F. Sobreiro
  • W. Jacob Filho
  • M. B. A. Vasconcellos
Article

Summary

In this study a protocol for blood serum analysis was defined and the concentrations for Br, Ca, Cl, Fe, Na, Rb, Se and Zn were obtained by instrumental neutron activation analysis. Blood samples were collected from healthy elderly volunteers who were selected based on the SENIEUR protocol. Contamination of blood by the collection procedure was also evaluated and found negligible. The serum was separated by centrifugation, then freeze-dried and analyzed. Most of results obtained were within the acceptable value ranges used by physicians for normal population. The certified reference material, NIST SRM 1566b Oyster Tissue was analyzed for quality control.

Keywords

Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Nitric Acid Solution Stainless Steel Needle Oyster Tissue Trace Element Determination 
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© Springer-Verlag/Akadémiai Kiadó 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Saiki
    • 1
  • N. M. Sumita
    • 2
  • O. Jaluul
    • 3
  • I. F. Sobreiro
    • 4
  • W. Jacob Filho
    • 5
  • M. B. A. Vasconcellos
    • 6
  1. 1.Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, IPEN-CNEN/SP
  2. 2.Central Laboratory Division and Laboratories of Medical Investigation, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina,USP
  3. 3.Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de S?o Paulo
  4. 4.Central Laboratory Division and Laboratories of Medical Investigation, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina,USP
  5. 5.Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de S?o Paulo
  6. 6.Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, IPEN-CNEN/SP

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