Application Note: Analysis of Whole Blood for Trace Lead (Pb) by Graphite Furnace AAS
7 January 2013

Toxic effects from heavy metals have been characterized in medical literature for decades. The standard clinical procedure for the measurement of lead in blood is very simple and is based on the use of highly sensitive graphite furnace AAS instrumentation. This application note demonstrates the Buck 210VGP Atomic Absorption System with the Model 220 Graphite Furnace option can be used to determine lead contamination in whole blood samples.