Assessment of reference ranges for blood Cu, Mn, Se and Zn in a selected Italian population.

@article{Bocca2011AssessmentOR,
  title={Assessment of reference ranges for blood Cu, Mn, Se and Zn in a selected Italian population.},
  author={Beatrice Bocca and Roberto Madeddu and Yolande Asara and Paola Tolu and Juan Antonio Marchal and Giovanni Forte},
  journal={Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={19-26}
}
The reference ranges for blood Cu, Mn, Se and Zn of 215 adult subjects non-occupationally exposed and living in the Nuoro province (Sardinia, insular Italy) were assessed. Metals were determined by sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry after microwave-assisted acid digestion of blood. The blood reference ranges estimated as P5-P95 percentiles (geometric mean, GM) were 776-1495μg/L (1036μg/L) for Cu; 4.73-17.0μg/L (8.91μg/L) for Mn; 106-185μg/L (140μg/L) for Se and 4686-8585… CONTINUE READING