Initiative Yields Effective Anthrax Detection

March 2005
Fire Chief;Mar2005, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p20
Trade Publication
Report on the initiative conducted by AOAC International and funded by the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, that has approved two biodefense methods for the detection of Bacillus anthracis or anthrax. Rapid screening handheld assay intended to be used by first responders for the presumptive detection of anthrax; Procedure used to judge the accuracy of the result data; Laboratory- only scheme called the MIDI Sherlock Microbial Identification System that was subjected to a number of tests.


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