BMJ volume 295, issue 6592, P231-234 1987 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6592.231 View full text
S Milsom, K Ibbertson, S Hannan, D Shaw, J Pybus

Abstract: AbstractA clinical test ofintestinal calcium absorption has been developed using non-radioactive stable strontium as a calcium tracer. In nine elderly subjects there was a close correlation between the fractional absorption of strontium and radioactive calcium (45Ca) during a five hour period after the simultaneous oral administration of the two tracers. Comparable precision was achieved with each tracer in six subjects in whom the test was repeated after two weeks. The effect of food on strontium absorption …

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