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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

(2011 January 5). Bioterrorism FAQs. American Medical Association [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/415/bioterrorism_faqs.pdf through http://www.ama-assn.org. Accessed January 2011.

(2011 January 5). Bioterrorism 101. American Medical Association [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/15/toolkit_bioterrorism.pdf through http://www.ama-assn.org. Accessed January 2011.

(Updated 2010 August 12). Bioterrorism. American Academy of Pediatrics, healthychildren [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/infections/pages/Bioterrorism.aspx through http://www.healthychildren.org. Accessed January 2011.

Tunkel, A. (Revised 2009 December) Biological Warfare and Terrorism. Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/sec14/ch167/ch167i.html?qt=bioterrorism&alt=sh through http://www.merckmanuals.com. Accessed January 2011.

(Updated 2011 January 21). Building a Stronger Defense Against Bioterrorism. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Update [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048251.htm through http://www.fda.gov. Accessed January 2011.

Dire, D. (Updated 2008 July 31). CBRNE - Biological Warfare Agents. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/829613-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed January 2011.

Jagminas, L. (Updated 2011 January 12). CBRNE - Evaluation of a Biological Warfare Victim. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/830992-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed January 2011.

Wright, J. et. al. (2010 July 23). Use of Anthrax Vaccine in the United States, Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2009. CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 59(rr06);1-30 [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5906a1.htm?s_cid=rr5906a1_w through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed January 2011.

(Updated 2006 December 6). Facts About the Laboratory Response Network. CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/lrn/factsheet.asp through http://www.bt.cdc.gov. Accessed January 2011.

Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (© 2011). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 10th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 158-163.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Rapid Anthrax Test, Discovery's Edge. Mayo Clinic Online Research Magazine (accessed December 2006). Available online at http://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/rapid_anthrax_test/ through http://discoverysedge.mayo.edu.

Medical Laboratory Observer. The Observer, News: Polonium-210 (Accessed January 2007). PDF file available for download at http://www.mlo-online.com/articles/0107/0107observatory.pdf through http://www.mlo-online.com.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency Preparedness and Response, Information about Polonium-210 in Recent Events in the United Kingdom (Online information, accessed January 2007). Available online at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/radiation/isotopes/polonium/qa.asp through http://www.bt.cdc.gov.

CDC. Emergency Preparedness and Response, Bioterrorism Agents/Diseases by category (Online information, accessed February 2007). Available online at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/agentlist-category.asp#a through http://www.bt.cdc.gov.

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