|Document ID (ISN)||61786|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
|Convention or series no.
||Buratti M., Pellegrino O., Valla C., Colombi A.
||Biological monitoring of occupational exposure to inhalation anaesthetics - Determination of urinary nitrous oxide, halothane and isoflurane
||Monitoraggio biologico dell'esposizione professionale a gas e vapori anestetici - Determinazione di protossido d'azoto, alotano e isofluorano nell'urina [in Italian]|
||Jan.-Feb. 1993, Vol.84, No.1, p.66-73. Illus. 9 ref.
||A gas-chromatographic method is described for measuring the urinary concentrations of nitrous oxide, halothane and isoflurane. The detection limit (ranging from 0.03µg/L for halothane to 1µg/L for nitrous oxide), between-day precision (CV<6%) and working linear range (up to 100µg/L for halothane and 2000µg/L for nitrous oxide) were determined. A two-year experience in biological monitoring of occupationally exposed surgical staff with the proposed method is reported and confounding factors are discussed. The method is easy to perform, free from interferences and suitable for use in routine analysis in toxicological laboratories.
||halothane; inhalation anaesthetics; determination in urine; isoflurane; exposure tests; nitrous oxide
||description of technique; operating theatres
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)