Comparison of two separation techniques for the determination of blood mononuclear cell magnesium content.

@article{Hosseini1983ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two separation techniques for the determination of blood mononuclear cell magnesium content.},
  author={J M Hosseini and Eric Johnson and Ronald J. Elin},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={1983},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          361-8
        }
}
The determination of blood mononuclear cell magnesium content may be a predictor of total body magnesium status. Separation techniques employing Ficoll-Hypaque have been used for this assay; however, Hypaque contains a significant concentration of iodine that may be toxic to the cell membrane and affect the results. We developed a different separation technique using arabinogalactan (Stractan) at concentrations of 13.0 and 17.7%. The blood from 16 normal volunteers was divided and assayed for… CONTINUE READING