A Spectroscopic Study on the Level Of Serum Selenium in Northern Baghdad Subject

Abstract

ABSTRACT:BACKGROUND:This work is performed to measure the concentration of serum selenium in northern Baghdad subject. Selenium is one of the trace element that plays an important role in physiological functions of human body.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Selenium levels of blood serum were measured using furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometer.RESULTS :The results obtained in this work showed a decrease in selenium level and the reduction is proportional to the duration of age. This can be explained principally due to the type of diet and malabsorption young subject may differ in certain diet intake.