Presented in part at the first meeting of the European Society for Dermatological Research, 1971.
VARIATIONS IN SKIN SURFACE LIPID COMPOSITION WITH DIFFERENT SAMPLING TECHNIQUES—I*
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2006
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 85, Issue 1, pages 40–45, July 1971
How to Cite
CUNLIFFE, W. J., COTTERILL, J. A. and WILLIAMSON, B. (1971), VARIATIONS IN SKIN SURFACE LIPID COMPOSITION WITH DIFFERENT SAMPLING TECHNIQUES—I. British Journal of Dermatology, 85: 40–45. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.1971.tb07176.x
- Issue published online: 29 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2006
- Accepted for publication April 2nd, 1971
SUMMARY.— The effect of 3 different sampling techniques on forehead surface lipid biochemistry was investigated. Samples obtained by either a sponge method or by ether washings contained significantly more free fatty acid and cholesterol and less triglyceride, wax ester and squalene than did samples collected by absorbent papers.
The reasons for these differences are discussed and it is suggested that more careful attention to detail is necessary in the sampling and handling of surface lipids before biochemical analysis.