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PRIME Lab Sample Handling and Data Analysis for Accelerator-Based Biomedical Radiocarbon AnalysisHillegonds, Darren J.; Record, Rae; Rickey, Frank A.; Badylak, Steve; Jackson, George S.; Simmons-Byrd, Abby; Elmore, David; Lipschutz, Michael E. (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2001-01-01)Processing and measurement of 200 biomedical samples has provided an opportunity to better understand the characteristics of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) analysis of such samples. We have utilized established procedures (Vogel 1992) and developed new methods for handling various biological samples. We have included secondary standards of known isotope ratio for all assays. A method of determining maximum precision for each unknown sample value is also reported. The presented data are an update of the ongoing radiocarbon AMS biomedical program at Purdue University.