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Rapid urinary output normalization method using specific gravity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21709500     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spot urine samples are often taken for emergency radiobioassay to provide a quick dose assessment for contaminated individuals. The subsequent dosimetric analysis requires a urinary output normalization method to adjust spot sampling to daily urine excretion. A rapid specific gravity method that was developed for 24-h urinary output correction is described. Spot urine samples were collected from volunteers of different race, gender, and age to validate the normalization method. Results show that a specific gravity test is a fast, easy and robust method to correct the urine excretion in the event of a radiation emergency.
Authors:
Xiongxin Dai; Kaitlyn Kutschke; Nicholas Priest
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health physics     Volume:  101     ISSN:  1538-5159     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Phys     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985093R     Medline TA:  Health Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
* Chalk River Laboratories, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1J0, Canada.
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