Aliquots from 40 plasma pools preserved with metaphosphoric acid were assayed for their ascorbic acid values after 12, 24, and 42 months of storage at -70 degrees C. Similarly, aliquots from 16 plasma pools were assayed for values of retinol, several carotenoids, and two tocopherols at 15.5, 27.5, and 51.5 months of storage at -70 degrees C. There were no indications of important losses of these antioxidant micronutrients during storage from the first to the last assay.

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