This standard practice is to help standardize the methodology for the analysis of metal ion content in blood of patients with total joint replacements. The metal ions of interest are typically Co, Cr, and Ti. It is desirable to standardize the methodology for the analysis of metal ion content in blood using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), so that results from different laboratories will be comparable.
Keywordsmusculoskeletal joint replacement; orthopedic device; metal-on-metal hip prosthesis; metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty; modular acetabular system; cobalt-28 % chromium-6 % molybdenum alloy; metal ions, ICP-MS
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