Anion-Exchange Chromatographic Determination of Bromide in Serum

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In this liquid-chromatographic method for the determination of bromide in human serum, an important and unique feature is pre-analysis ultrafiltration of the sample, which effectively removes proteins. The chromatographic system consists of an anion-exchange column (Whatman Partisil SAX 10-micron particles), an isocratic phosphate-buffered mobile phase, and ultraviolet detection at 195 nm. The absolute detection limit, 0.6 ng of bromide, makes this method the most sensitive assay for serum bromide yet reported. The day-to-day CV ranged from 1.6% to 4.9%. Analytical recovery of bromide added to serum samples ranged from 96.2% to 108.8%. Data on bromide in serum are presented for adults and newborns and for adults given bromide orally.