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Dysprosium (Dy)

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Dysprosium is a very soft, glossy, silver metal. It is stable in air at room temperature even though it is slowly oxidized by oxygen. It reacts with cold water and dissolves rapidly in acids.

Dysprosium’s applications

Dysprosium is used in nuclear reactors as a ceramic-metal, a ceramic and molten metal composite, in manufacturing laser materials and control rods for nuclear reactors, and as a source of infrared radiation for studying chemical reactions. Another use of radioactivity is in manufacturing dosimeters to monitor exposure to ionizing radiation.

Dysprosium in the environment

Dysprosium is one of the most abundant elements of the lanthanides, twice as abundant as Tin. It is not found as a free element, but it is found in many minerals.

Impact of Dysprosium on human health

Dysprosium has no biological role. Its soluble salts are slightly toxic when ingested, while its insoluble salts are non-toxic.

Dysprosium does not appear to pose an environmental threat to plants and animals.

How can one determine if one has been exposed to Dysprosium?

We can measure dysprosium levels in the blood and most biological materials.

Determination of metals is done by ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma Mass Spectrometry), a method that enables the simultaneous detection of many metals. Its sensitivity and accuracy are significantly better than conventional atomic absorption, with the ability to measure metals at concentrations up to 1 in 1015 (1 in 1 quadrillion, ppq)!



Important Note

Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for diagnosing and monitoring all pathological conditions. Between 70% and 80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. The correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased."

Laboratory test results should not be interpreted solely based on the numerical result of a single analysis. They should be interpreted in relation to each individual case, family history, clinical findings, and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your physician should explain the importance of your test results.

At Diagnostiki Athinon, we answer any questions you may have about the test you perform in our laboratory and contact your doctor to ensure you receive the best possible medical care.

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