A comparison of two methods used for determination of tritium concentration in urine samples by liquid scintillation counter


Dizman S. , KESER R.

RADIATION DETECTION TECHNOLOGY AND METHODS, vol.2, no.1, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s41605-018-0056-0
  • Title of Journal : RADIATION DETECTION TECHNOLOGY AND METHODS

Abstract

Background Tritium (3H) emits low-energy beta particles with a maximum energy of 18.6 keV. Liquid scintillation counting technique (LSC) is mostly used for the detection and quantification of low-energy emitters like H-3. The most widely used method to determine the level of tritium in humans is testing urine.