ultratrace element


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ultratrace element

Any of those elements for which laboratory animals seem to have tiny dietary requirements, typically less than 1 μg/g. Elements in this category include arsenic, boron, bromine, cadmium, chromium, fluorine, lead, lithium, molybdenum, nickel, silicon, tin, and vanadium.
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The feasibility of ICP-MS for direct, quantitative analysis of trace and ultratrace elements in biological fluids is demonstrated by analyzing two reference materials, Bio-Rad Lyphochek urine and Kaulson Contox sera.
In conclusion, ICP-MS is a practical, versatile method for the determination of many trace and ultratrace elements in the clinical laboratory.
Possible future implications of ultratrace elements in human health and disease.