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Table 6.7. Guidelines for Bioassay Sampling

Suspected radioactive material Feces: begin sample after exposure Urine: begin sample after exposure Sample quantity
Plutonium 24 hr 24 hr then 2 wk 24 hr total
Uranium 24 hr 24 hr then 7–10 days 24 hr total
Tritium N/A 12 hr 1 voiding

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