ASTM C1473 - 11

    Standard Test Method for Radiochemical Determination of Uranium Isotopes in Urine by Alpha Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM C1473 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is used to detect possible exposures to uranium isotopes from occupational operations.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is applicable to the determination of uranium in urine at levels of detection dependent on sample size, count time, detector background, and tracer yield. It is designed as a screening tool for detection of possible exposure of occupational workers.

    1.2 This test method is designed for 50 mL of urine. This test method does not address the sampling protocol or sample preservation methods associated with its use.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C859 Terminology Relating to Nuclear Materials

    C1000 Test Method for Radiochemical Determination of Uranium Isotopes in Soil by Alpha Spectrometry

    C1163 Practice for Mounting Actinides for Alpha Spectrometry Using Neodymium Fluoride

    C1284 Practice for Electrodeposition of the Actinides for Alpha Spectrometry

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D3084 Practice for Alpha-Particle Spectrometry of Water

    D3648 Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.100 (Laboratory medicine)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141748(Uranium U); 12142200(Isotopes)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C1473-11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C1473-11, Standard Test Method for Radiochemical Determination of Uranium Isotopes in Urine by Alpha Spectrometry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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