Chapter 1

1-1. Purpose

This technical bulletin provides analytical techniques to identify toxic chemical agents in urine or blood samples. It is intended to provide the clinician with laboratory tests to detect exposure to sulfur mustard, cholinesterase inhibitors, sarin, soman, GF, and cyanide.

1-2. References

Referenced publications and selected bibliography are listed in appendix A.

1-3. Explanation of abbreviations and terms

Abbreviations and special terms used in this technical bulletin are explained in the glossary.

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