J Trace Elem Med Biol 2021 Jun 7;68:126804. Epub 2021 Jun 7.
School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia. Electronic address:
Background: Knowledge of trace element stability during sample handling and preservation is a prerequisite to produce reliable test results in clinical trace element analysis.
Method: An alkaline dissolution method has been developed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry to quantify eighteen trace element concentrations: vanadium, chromium, manganese, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, arsenic, selenium, bromine, molybdenum, cadmium, antimony, iodine, mercury, thallium, lead, and bismuth in human blood, using a small sample volume of 0.1 mL. Read More