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Diagnostic Tests for Tetraodon Poisoning

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These home medical tests may be relevant to Tetraodon Poisoning:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Tetraodon Poisoning:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Food Analysis: The mouse bioassay developed for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) can be used to monitor tetrodotoxin in pufferfish and is the current method of choice. An HPLC method with post-column reaction with alkali and fluorescence has been developed to determine tetrodotoxin and its associated toxins. The alkali degradation products can be confirmed as their trimethylsilyl derivatives by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. These chromatographic methods have not yet been validated. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Diagnosis of Human Illness: The diagnosis of pufferfish poisoning is based on the observed symptomology and recent dietary history. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

 

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