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Metallic Profile of Whole Blood and Plasma in a Series of 99 Healthy Children

Abstract : In recent years, special emphasis has been put on heavy metals. Children are very sensitive to accumulation of metals. Furthermore, as regards elements, the reference values in children are scarce in the literature as it is difficult to obtain the large quantity of blood necessary to analyze many metals by the conventional atomic absorption spectrometry technique. An inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) procedure that uses a reduced sample of 0.3 mL whole blood or plasma is adapted to multielemental determinations. We applied a previously validated technique for adults that simultaneously quantifies 25 elements by ICP-MS in whole blood and 23 in plasma in a series of 99 healthy children ranging from under 5 years to <18 years, without exposure to metal or drug-containing metals. The aims of the study were to compare metallic concentrations according to the age among children and metallic concentration differences between children and adults. The blood and plasma pediatric metallic profile is a practical useful tool for many purposes in clinical toxicology, forensic toxicology and any cases of metal environmental exposure.
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Jean-Pierre Goullé, Pascal Le Roux, Mireille Castanet, Loïc Mahieu, Stéphanie Guyet-Job, et al.. Metallic Profile of Whole Blood and Plasma in a Series of 99 Healthy Children. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy F, 2015, 39 (9), pp.707-713. ⟨10.1093/jat/bkv088⟩. ⟨hal-02470709⟩



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