Element Analysis of Biological Samples: Principles and Practices, Volume II, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Element Analysis of Biological Samples

Principles and Practices, Volume II, 1st Edition

By G. Venkatesh Iyengar, K. S. Subramanian, Joost R.W. Woittiez

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780849354243
pub: 1997-10-02

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Despite the development of innovative new analytical techniques for biological trace element research, today's trace element investigators face formidable obstacles to obtaining reliable data. This complete reference identifies and assesses the challenges the analyst encounters at each stage of an analysis, and discusses the effects of various techniques on the sample.

Three internationally recognized scientists and authors consider the effects of the numerous collection, storage, and sample preparatory techniques used in sample analysis. Proper analytical quality control, including such critical factors as sampling and sample preparation, specimen preservation and storage, and ashing, is examined. The book also looks at sample preparation methods unique to various instruments and speciation chemistry issues, and examines the link between chemical analysis and specimen banking. A previously unrecognized source of error, presampling factors, is also discussed.

Table of Contents

Emerging Trends in Bioanalytical Chemistry

Presampling Factors

Sampling and Sample Preparation

Storage and Preservation of Biomedical Specimens

Sample Decomposition

Sample Preparation Methods for Various Instrumental Techniques

Analysis of Trace Element Species

Specimen Banking and Chemical Analysis


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic
SCIENCE / Research & Methodology