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Effect of storage temperature and length on fatty acid composition of fingertip blood collected on filter paper.
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PMID:  21093236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We have compared the fatty acids of the capillary and venous whole blood samples collected on the commercially developed blood collection paper and standard grade filter paper extracted by either the direct methylation or conventional method (including various blood lipids fractions). Also, reproducibility of fatty acids extracted from dried blood on the filter paper after storing at room temperature up to 2 months and at 4°C up to 6 months was assessed. In conclusion, the direct methylation of fingertip blood collected on both brand of papers produced fatty acids that reflected venous blood fatty acids extracted by the conventional method. Of the eight fatty acids evaluated, capillary DHA showed the strongest correlation with DHA of the venous whole lipids as well as various lipid fractions of the plasma and red cells. However, a prolonged storage of blood samples at 4°C had deleterious effect on the qualitative value of fatty acids, especially DHA.
Yoeju Min; Kebreab Ghebremeskel; Julia Geppert; Fawad Khalil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1532-2823     ISO Abbreviation:  Prostaglandins Leukot. Essent. Fatty Acids     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
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Created Date:  2011-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802730     Medline TA:  Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB, UK.
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