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Title: Colloidal-gold electrosensor measuring device

The present invention provides a new device for use in measuring lead levels in biological and environmental samples. Using square wave coulometry and colloidal gold particles impregnated on carbon electrodes, the present invention provides a rapid, reliable, portable and inexpensive means of detecting low lead levels. The colloidal gold modified electrodes have microelectrode array characteristics and produce significantly higher stripping detection signals for lead than are produced at bulk gold electrode surfaces. The method is effective in determining levels of lead down to at least 5 .mu.g/dL in blood samples as small as 10 .mu.L.
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  1. (Chapel Hill, NC)
  2. (Durham, NC)
  3. (Cary, NC)
  4. (Carrboro, NC)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Andcare, Inc. (Durham, NC) ORO
Patent Number(s):
US 5468366
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Andcare, Inc. (Durham, NC)
Country of Publication:
United States
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