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Antimony in blood and urine of infants.
  1. A Cullen,
  2. B Kiberd,
  3. T Matthews,
  4. P Mayne,
  5. H T Delves,
  6. M O'Regan
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University College Dublin, Children's Hospital, Ireland.

    Abstract

    AIM: To establish a reference range for antimony in the serum and urine of infants in the first year of life. METHODS: 100 infants were selected randomly from the population. Each infant had a single blood and urine sample taken. Antimony was assayed using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. RESULTS: The reference range for antimony in the serum of infants in the first year of life was established as 0.09-0.25 microgram/l. The upper 95% centile for urinary antimony, corrected for creatinine, in the same population was 2.6 ng/mg creatinine. There was a very weak correlation between the serum and urine concentrations. CONCLUSIONS: This study confirms the presence of low concentrations of antimony in the serum and urine of healthy infants.

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