At the Laboratory after exposure to toxic cabin air:
Body fluid tests that should be done straight after, or within 48 hours of exposure to toxic aircraft air. At least get the blood drawn and save some samples of blood and urine and store them in the deep-freeze compartment of your fridge. We suggest you take 2 samples of blood and 3 samples of urine. Please see further down advise on details!
BIOMONITORING after exposure on board aircraft, following smell and/ or visible fume events.
Determination of Organophosphate exposure and injury to the nervous system by Professor M. Abou-Donia:
Advice how to have blood and urine samples taken and stored:
The 'Fume Events Clinic' of the University Göttingen recommends to:
1) Take samples for human biomonitoring in the urine:
2) Take samples for human biomonitoring in the blood –
Documentation of details:
> Time (if necessary with time zone)
> Type and extent of the fume event (smell?)
> Complaints/ symptoms
> Record the time of sampling of urine, blood, etc.
Send samples in frozen condition (eg on an ice pack in a styrofoam box) to .......
Samples for the Auto Antibodies Test must be taken and stored in a specific way. Information via email .