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Brazil develops "clean room" for analysis of aluminum in the blood

Considered the best equipped in the country, living prevent product importing country continue to analyze other countries

 
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Process performed by the Laboratory of Trace Metals, better known as
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Process performed by the Laboratory of Trace Metals, better known as "Clean Room" is considered essential to ensure the reliability of the results generated by laboratories

Fundación Centro Tecnológico de Minas Gerais (Cetec) complete in about a year, the production of reference material for analyzes that validate the presence of aluminum in the blood, thus avoiding that Brazil will continue importing the product from other countries. The process performed by the Laboratory of Trace Metals, better known as Clean Room, has been implemented since 2010 and is considered essential to ensure the reliability of the results generated by laboratories.

The researcher Cetec, Olguita Ferreira explains that, in Brazil, there is no reference material for analyzes of aluminum in blood and the import is expensive and very difficult due to the transport of biological material. Hence the importance of a clean room.

The Clean Room is considered the best equipped of Brazil and a reference in the analysis of products for hemodialysis. Between 2008 and 2012, the number of customers who demand services Cetec increased 90%, from 107 to 204. Customers include renal replacement therapy centers, companies producing solutions for hemodialysis and patients on hemodialysis.

We performed analyzes for dialysis centers in hospitals from public and private, from the Amazon to Rio Grande do Sul, the researcher says. She said the aluminum, when present in high levels in the blood can cause bone disease, growth problems and even dementia.

In the laboratory, is also performed contamination control analyzes in the areas of food, environment, industrial production and electronics. Tests of metals in water of the main river basins that supply Minas Gerais is also analyzed in the Clean Room.

<b> Strict control of the environment </ b>

The Clean Room is divided into four interconnected environments, totaling an area of ​​90 square meters. The concept of this laboratory is that it is free of foreign particles so that the result of the analysis is as reliable as possible. For this, we performed a rigorous control of the materials that are used on site. Samples to be analyzed, for instance, are collected in containers previously decontaminated provided by Cetec.

The care of the laboratory, however, are much more complex than just the cleaning material used. To work in a clean room, the nine researchers from the local meet a series of requirements, such as not smoking or using cosmetics. Smoking is prohibited in the team since the smoker emits particles until three hours after the consumption of cigarettes.

More restless people also are not ideal for working within that particular lab. A very hectic moves particles. To get an idea, sitting and standing, a person releases 2.5 million particles per minute. Sitting motionless, 100 000; walking 3km / h, 5 million particles, explains the coordinator of Clean Room, Olguita Rocha.

Researchers also can not use personal accessories such as earrings, watches, shoes and ornaments inside the common room. The uniform special used acts as a filter body, which prevents the dispersion of particles. The costume is clean in a laundry installed in the lobby of the laboratory. Practitioners use a uniform special for each of the four modules of the room, which have different levels of particle retention. In module greater contamination control, the team works with only the eyes and nose uncovered.

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Clean Room    Clinical analysis    Aluminum    Hemodialysis    Technological Centre of Minas Gerais    Cetec    Minas Gerais   
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