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Wilderness: Ciguatera Toxin (cont.)

Ciguatera Toxin Detection

Although some tests report the ability to detect this toxin in food, there are no officially sanctioned tests for ciguatera toxin available. Research is ongoing; investigators are researching the possibility of using monoclonal antibodies to both detect the toxin and to use the antibodies to treat patients.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/21/2013

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