[A new medical concept: the metallic profile].

  title={[A new medical concept: the metallic profile].},
  author={J P Goull{\'e} and Elodie Saussereau and Lo{\"i}c Mahieu and Daniel Bouige and Michel Guerbet and Christian Lacroix},
  journal={La Revue de medecine interne},
  volume={31 2},
Over the past decade great progress has been made in metals and metalloids analysis. This analysis is a basic stage in toxicity assessment and is indispensable in achieving a realistic evaluation of substance toxicity. A recently introduced technique, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is progressively replacing atomic absorption. This analysis permits multi-elementary determinations, approximately 30 elements, with an optimal gain in sensitivity in many biological matrices… CONTINUE READING