• Delayed Processing of Chilled Whole Blood for 24 Hours Does Not Affect the Concentration of the Majority of Micronutrient Status Biomarkers

    1 month ago - By Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundThe measurement of micronutrient status is essential to understand the health of individuals and populations, but there are limited data on the stability of micronutrients in whole blood.ObjectiveThe objective was to investigate the effect of delayed processing of whole blood on the stability of 25 micronutrient and selected clinical biomarkers.MethodsBlood from 16 healthy adults was collected into ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid , lithium heparin or serum tubes. Samples were processed within 2 hours of collection “2-hour processed”) or mailed overnight before processing...
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