Tentative reference values for some elements in broncho-alveolar lavage fluid.

  title={Tentative reference values for some elements in broncho-alveolar lavage fluid.},
  author={Luciano Romeo and G Maranelli and F Malesani and Immacolata Tommasi and Angelo Cazzadori and Maria Stella Graziani},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={120 1-2},
The concentrations of Fe, Mn, Pb and Cr have been determined in broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid of 25 subjects without occupational or abnormal environmental exposure to metals, using the AAS method. The numerous factors which can interfere with the results in pre-analytical and in analytical phases are stressed. Metals concentrations in BAL are expressed in micrograms/l. They were not correlated with the volume of fluid recovered, the total cells, alveolar macrophages and erythrocytes. The… CONTINUE READING

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