Biodosimetry Techniques to Support a Radiological/Nuclear Response - Illustration
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Biodosimetry techniques


  • DCA: dicentric chromosome analysis
  • PCC: premature chromosomal condensation
  • γ-H2AX: sensitive molecular marker of DNA double strand breaks
  • EPR: electronic paramagnetic resonance
  • LDR: lymphocyte depletion rate/kinetics
  • miRNA: microsomal RNA; mRNA: messenger RNA
  • MN-BE: micronucleus assay in exfoliated buccal epithelial cells
  • CBMN: cytokinesis-block micronucleus technique

Source of graphic above: Balajee Adayabalam, Ph.D. (Technical Director of Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory (REAC/TS/ORISE, ORAU), 2021