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Evaluation of the Test-mate ChE Cholinesterase) Field Kit in Acute Organophosphorus Poisoning

Rajapakse, Bishan N.; Thiermann, Horst; Eyer, Peter; Worek, Franz; Bowe, Steven; Dawson, Andrew; Buckley, Nicholas

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Study objective: Measurement of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) is recommended in the management of organophosphorus poisoning, which results in 200,000 deaths worldwide annually. The Test-mate ChE 400 is a portable field kit designed for detecting occupational organophosphorus exposure that measures RBC AChE and plasma cholinesterase (PChE) within 4 minutes. We evaluate Test-mate against a reference laboratory test in patients with acute organophosphorus self-poisoning. Methods: This was a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58055
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.07.014

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