Use of hair as a biopsy tissue for calcium

J. Bacso, I. Uzonyi, S. A. Katz

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Experimental and literature values for hair calcium levels were evaluated to identify their physiological significance. The distribution of values obtained from different populations indicates that the calcium content of scalp hair reflects calcium metabolism in the body. Correlations between the hair calcium concentrations from different anatomical sites support this indication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-387
Number of pages5
JournalBiological Trace Element Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1987


  • Calcium, in hair
  • XRF
  • biological indicators
  • hair, as a biopsy tissue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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