Volume 31, Issue 2 (April 1986)

    Multicenter Evaluation of Ultrafiltration, Dialysis, and Thermal Coagulation as Sample Pretreatment Methods for the Colorimetric Determination of Paraquat in Blood and Tissues

    (Received 19 February 1985; accepted 3 July 1985)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Three methods of sample pretreatment for the rapid colorimetric determination of paraquat were compared: ultrafiltration, dialysis, and thermal coagulation. Spiked autopsy blood and tissue samples were examined in parallel in Groningen and Krakow and some samples were interchanged. All three methods gave recoveries between 87 to 102%; accuracy at the 20-mg/L level was within 10% of the target value and coefficients of variation in the 10 to 60-mg/L range were between 3 to 15%. Determinations in blood and liver in a fatal case of Gramoxone® poisoning showed excellent agreement. Because of its reliability, speed, and simplicity, ultrafiltration is the method of choice.


    Author Information:

    Piet Franke, J
    Professor of toxicology, research associate, and senior research associate, State University, Groningen, AW

    Wijsbeek, J
    Professor of toxicology, research associate, and senior research associate, State University, Groningen, AW

    Bogusz, M
    Chief toxicologist and toxicologist, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Copernicus Medical Academy, Krakow,

    Kłys, M
    Chief toxicologist and toxicologist, Institute of Forensic Medicine, Copernicus Medical Academy, Krakow,

    de Zeeuw, RA
    Professor of toxicology, research associate, and senior research associate, State University, Groningen, AW


    Stock #: JFS12282J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12282J

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    Title Multicenter Evaluation of Ultrafiltration, Dialysis, and Thermal Coagulation as Sample Pretreatment Methods for the Colorimetric Determination of Paraquat in Blood and Tissues
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    Committee E30