Deuterium dilution as a method for determining total body water: effect of test protocol and sampling time.

@article{Lichtenbelt1994DeuteriumDA,
  title={Deuterium dilution as a method for determining total body water: effect of test protocol and sampling time.},
  author={Wouter D. van Marken Lichtenbelt and K. R. Westerterp and Loek Wouters},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={491-7}
}
Deuterium dilution for the measurement of total body water (TBW) has been conducted using varying protocols for equilibration. We measured TBW from deuterium dilution in urine samples in twenty-eight subjects using three protocols: (1) early morning dosage without breakfast, measuring deuterium in a second voiding at 4 h and 6 h; (2) early morning dosage with breakfast with the same measurement times; (3) dosage as last consumption before overnight sleep, measuring deuterium in a second voiding… CONTINUE READING