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Tec-Control Aluminum Breakthru Kit

A ra­pid, easy and inexpensive way to test aqueous solutions.


For radiopharmaceutical quality control

The Aluminum Break­thru Kit provides a ra­pid, easy and inexpensive way to test aqueous solutions, particularly per­tech­netate generator eluate, for trace quantities of alu­minum. Aluminum forms an intense red precipitate with the indicator paper, and the intensity of the color is directly proportional to the amount of aluminum in the solution. The USP allows a concentration of aluminum ion in an injection ≤10 micrograms per milliliter (10 µg/ml) in technetium 99m eluate prepared from Molybdenum 99 formed as a result of uranium fission.

Simple Procedure:

  1. Place a drop of the eluate or solution to be tested on the indicator paper. The best procedure is to form a hanging drop using a 19-22G needle.
  2. Place a drop of the standard aluminum solution on the indicator paper. Use the same size drop.
  3. Compare the intensity of the red spot formed. If the eluate spot is less intense than the standard solution, the eluate contains less than 10 µg/ml aluminum.


Miniaturized Chromatographic Quality-Control Procedures for Tc-99m Radiopharmaceuticals; A. Michael Zimmer and Dan G. Pavel, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 18/12, Dec. 1977, pg. 1230.

Technical Parameters Associated with Miniaturized Chromatography Systems; Raimund A. Taukulis, A. Michael Zimmer, Dan G. Pavel and Bhupendra A. Patel, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, Vol. 7/1.

Models & Ordering

150-780Chromatography Kit, Tec-Control
Aluminum Breakthru Kit includes: Aluminum standard, 5 ml, 10 ug/ml, 50 indicator strips and manual
150-785Chromatography Kit, Tec-Control
Aluminum Breakthru Kit includes:Aluminum standard, 5 ml, 5 ug/ml, 50 indicator strips and manual


150-781Solvent, Aluminum Standard, 5 ml, 10 µg/ml
150-782Strips, Aluminum, 50/pkg
150-783Solvent, Aluminum Standard, 5 ml, 5 µg/ml

Recommended Check Source for calibration of probe and well.

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