Identification of inorganic and organic microliths in kidney sections by laser microprobe mass spectrometry
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Analytica chimica acta. - Amsterdam
, p. 97-115
University of Antwerp
Laser microprobe mass spectrometry is used to identify intrarenal microliths; they appear to consist of either oxalate, urate or phosphate. Crystalline and amorphous deposits in rat and human kidney are pin-pointed by the laser beam and their chemical composition determined by mass spectrometry. The method has the potential for wide application in the identification of single organic, inorganic or combination crystals in histological sections.