Calcium isolation from large-volume human urine samples for 41Ca analysis by accelerator mass spectrometry

James J. Miller, Susanta K. Hui, George S. Jackson, Sara P. Clark, Jane Einstein, Connie M. Weaver, Maryka H. Bhattacharyya

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Abstract

Calcium oxalate precipitation is the first step in preparation of biological samples for 41Ca analysis by accelerator mass spectrometry. A simplified protocol for large-volume human urine samples was characterized, with statistically significant increases in ion current and decreases in interference. This large-volume assay minimizes cost and effort and maximizes time after 41Ca administration during which human samples, collected over a lifetime, provide 41Ca:Ca ratios that are significantly above background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume78
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Accelerator mass spectrometry
  • Biological samples
  • Ca analysis
  • Calcium oxalate
  • Human urine

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