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dc.contributor.authorSyversen, Tore
dc.contributor.authorEvje, Lars Gjermund
dc.contributor.authorWolf-Grosse, Susann
dc.contributor.authorFlaten, Trond Peder
dc.contributor.authorLierhagen, Syverin
dc.contributor.authorSimic, Anica
dc.identifier.citationBiological Trace Element Research. 2020, .en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (The HUNT Study) is a large health survey population study in the county of Trøndelag, Norway. The survey has been repeated four times in about 10-year intervals. In the HUNT3 survey (2006–2008), we collected 28,000 samples for trace element analysis. Blood samples from 758 healthy persons without known occupational exposure were selected for multielement analysis of a small sample of blood (0.25 mL). The aim of the study was to determine the minimum blood volume that can be used for the analytical procedure and to compare our results with previously published results of similar surveys in healthy populations. Samples were digested and the concentration of selected trace elements was determined by ICP-MS. We report results on essential elements (B, Co, Cu, Mn, Se and Zn) as well as non-essential elements (As, Be, Br, Cd, Cs, In, La, Pb, Hg, Nd, Ni, Nb, Pd, Pt, Sm, Ta and Sn). Results are similar to previous studies on the HUNT3 population, and with a few exceptions, our data compares very well with results obtained in recent studies from other countries. We wanted to test a minimum volume of blood in a large-scale analytical program. For a number of nonessential elements, our results were below the limit of detection. We suggest that future studies using similar ICP-MS equipment as analytical tool should use at least 0.5 mL of blood.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleTrace Elements in the Large Population-Based HUNT3 Surveyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalBiological Trace Element Researchen_US
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