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Document ID (ISN)78752
CIS number 02-796
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Taylor L., Jones R.L., Kwan L., Deddens J.A., Ashley K., Sanderson W.T.
Title Evaluation of a portable blood lead analyzer with occupationally exposed populations
Bibliographic information Oct. 2001, Vol.40, No.4, p.354-362. Illus. 23 ref.
Internet access 02-0796.pdf [in English]
Abstract A portable electro-analytical instrument for blood lead determination was evaluated. Samples were obtained from 208 lead-exposed employees who donated two venous blood samples into lead-free evacuated tubes. One blood sample was analysed onsite using the portable field instrument while the second sample was analysed using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS). According to GFAAS results, employee venous blood lead levels ranged from 1µg/dL to 42µg/dL. The mean difference between the results from the field instrument and GFAAS was less than 1µg/dL. Within the blood range evaluated, the instrument performed adequately according to Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) proficiency requirements. The ability of the instrument to perform rapid analysis makes it potentially valuable to occupational health professionals for medical monitoring or onsite investigations.
Descriptors (primary) evaluation of equipment; determination in blood; sampling instruments; lead
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; exposure evaluation; absorption spectrometry; blood monitoring; medical supervision
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances