Public Health Emergency Preparedness
This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.
This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.
Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.
Table 6.1. Biological Dosimetry Assays and Operational Parameters
|Class of Biomarker
||Operating Dose Window (Gy, acute photon-equivalent)
|Prodromal signs and symptoms
||Onset of vomiting
||Depletion of peripheral blood lymphocytes
||Lymphocyte-metaphase spread dicentric
||< several monthsa
|Lymphocyte-premature chromosome condensation
a Generally, blood is sampled 24 hours after radiation exposure for cytological chromosome aberration analysis of dose.
Return to Document