Examples for this category are benzene and arsine. – Non-standardized HBM analysis methods This category comprised well described HBM analysis methods, published in peer-reviewed journals. These methods have not yet been evaluated by scientific or governmental associations, institutions or agencies. The procedures have to be established at an expert laboratory and measurement results need to be reviewed by independent experts. Moreover, biological reference or threshold values are often not available to evaluate the results. Examples for this category are boron (in boron trichloride, boron trifluoride, diborane) and furane.
– HBM method not available This category contains chemical substances for which HBM analysis methods are
not yet available. A default sampling protocol is recommended and calls for the collection of urine spot samples of the potentially exposed selleck products persons and deep-frozen storage of the specimens (preferred temperature: −80 °C). Meanwhile HBM experts can evaluate, whether a new analysis method can be designed and evaluated to measure the stored samples in due time. Examples for this category are chloropicrine and perfluoroisobutene. To create a list of high quality standard HBM laboratories interested to support physicians in the collection and analysis of human specimens after a chemical incident the G-EQUAS was used as an information exchange platform. Accompanying the official invitation of the 44th G-EQUAS (fall 2009) a questionnaire in German was sent out to regional HBM laboratories. In addition, the members Talazoparib cell line of the “working-group on analyses of biological materials” of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
were addressed. The registration form to be returned to the authors Ponatinib cost involved a declaration of consent, full address of the HBM laboratory (postal address, phone and fax number), contact person(s), office hours/availability, and analytical focus (organic chemicals/inorganic chemicals/both). The efforts resulted in a list of 13 HBM laboratories. Poison information centres may help on scene commanders and healthcare professionals to gain toxicological information on chemicals, to coordinate HBM campaigns and to get access to high quality standard HBM laboratories. Thus, a list of the poison information centres is included in the compendium (https://www.klinitox.de/index.php?id=3). In Germany a compendium was designed to introduce and facilitate the use of HBM and BRN measurement methods in a single approach following CBRN incidents. The compendium was published in 2012 as a guideline in the publication series “Forschung im Bevölkerungsschutz” of the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) (Müller and Schmiechen, 2012). This paper briefly describes the main results of the research project. The concept of the compendium serves two major aims.