Techniques for Measurement of Zinc in Biological Samples

  • Ananda S. Prasad
Part of the Biochemistry of the Elements book series (BOTE, volume 11)


This chapter provides a brief description of techniques employed to assay zinc in plasma and blood cell in my laboratory. Many clinical laboratories use inaccurate and imprecise methods for assay of zinc. Since the levels of zinc in plasma and blood cells are very low, the methods must be very accurate in order to derive important biological information from this assay.


Normal Saline Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry Nitric Acid Solution Zinc Metal Transfer Pipette 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ananda S. Prasad
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and OncologyWayne State University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Harper HospitalDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Veterans Administration Medical CenterAllen ParkUSA

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