Describes general aspects of metals in clinical chemistry focusing not only on the physiology of metal ions and their analytical determination in biological materials, but also on their geochemical distribution, technical uses and environmental effects.
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General aspects of the role of metals in clinical chemistry; collection, transport, and storage of biological samples for the determination of trace metals; method evaluation, quality control and external quality assurance systems of analytical procedures spectrophotometry; atomic absorption spectrometry; ion-selective electrodes - an overview; pH measurements and other applications; voltammetry; ion chromatography; analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry; inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS); neutron activation analysis and y-spectrometry; solid sampling analysis; determination of metals in human hair; aluminum; antimony; arsenic; barium; beryllium; bismuth; cadmium; calcium; cesium; chromium; cobalt; copper; europium and other lanthanides; gadolinium; gallium; germanium; gold; indium; iron; lead; lithium; magnesium; manganese; mercury (part contents)
". . .There are very respectable indexes and the book is excellently produced. "
". . .an excellent first reference for recommended methods for specific metals in clinical samples. "
---Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
". . .a splendid text. . .provides an excellent source of information on the impact of inorganic species on clinical systems. . .recommended as an essential reference text for all concerned with trace analysis in a clinical. . .context. "
---Analytical Chimica Acta