Project

Vitamin status at your fingertips: microsampling-assisted follow-up of thiamine and folate status

Duration
01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical separation and detection techniques
    • Analytical spectrometry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health nutrition
    • Clinical toxicology
Keywords
Vitamin deficiencies automated analysis of dried blood microsamples epidemiological study
 
Project description

Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometric methods will be set up for the determination of the water soluble vitamins thiamine and folate, starting from blood microsamples. Dried blood spot-based methods will be automated and applied in an epidemiological study. These methods are a useful tool allowing the determination of micronutrient deficiencies and evaluating possible
(preventive) treatments.