By Vincent P. Guinn (auth.), Rolf Zeisler, Vincent P. Guinn (eds.)

The e-book is especially readable and serves as a superb reference resource for learn within the fields of analytical technique and alertness for quite a lot of organic, clinical, and environmental samples...a excellent compilation of technical papers.-Analyst

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The five samples of serum, approximately 5 mL each, were dissolved, separated, and analyzed along with eight blanks. The Chelex-IOO resin was encapsulated for irradiation in Teflon FEP bags. In view of our experience with the Bovine Serum SRM (20 mL sample size analyzed), it was expected that the blank levels (in FEP) would be sufficiently low to not affect the accuracy significantly. Unfortunately, the blank levels for AI and Mn were unexpectedly high, leading to significantly degraded results for AI.

Areas for Future Research In view of the problems uncovered in the analysis of human serum samples, additional research is needed to further improve the method. We need a better understanding of the sources of the blank and need to find ways to minimize the run dependency. We also need to find ways to reduce the levels of Cl present in the Chelex-100 after separation. Various cleanup methods need to be examined. In addition, reducing the amount of resin used should reduce the total amount of Cl present.

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