biologic sampling

bi·o·log·ic sam·pling

denotes sampling that can be taken without jeopardy to the whole organism (for example, for hematologic or biochemic study). Because of the complexity of biologic samples, it is usually supposed that the source of the sample is thoroughly mixed and hence representative; this assumption is often not true, for example, in genetic studies in mosaic patients.

bi·o·log·ic sam·pling

(bī'ŏ-loj'ik samp'ling)
Denotes sampling that can be taken without jeopardy to the whole organism (e.g., for hematologic or biochemical study).
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However, without some confirmation of the exposure estimates through an approved method of biologic sampling, it is often not possible to validate the accuracy of the exposure assessment.
The CDC is compiling information about the date of onset and duration of the rash; settings of and circumstances surrounding its appearance; the number, age, and sex of affected patients; the appearance and characteristics of the rash; additional signs or symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments; and the investigational methods used (for example, interviews, questionnaires, biologic sampling, and environmental sampling).
CDC is systematically compiling information about 1) date of onset and duration of rash; 2) settings of and circumstances surrounding the rash's appearance; 3) the number, age, and sex of affected persons; 4) the appearance and characteristics of the rash; 5) additional signs or symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments; and 6) investigational methods used (e.g., interviews or questionnaires, biologic sampling, and environmental sampling).
Participation of cohort members in environmental and biologic sampling. Collection of an array of biologic and environmental samples from women during pregnancy and soon after birth places a burden on study participants and may lead to attrition regarding participation in the exposure assessment component of these studies.
Environmental and biologic sampling methods can identify common mixtures for further study and inform precautionary exposure reduction.
Given the complexity of assessing exposure to nonpersistent pesticides, it is likely that both environmental and biologic sampling will be needed for many compounds.
Biologic sampling could then be targeted at specifically ranked groups rather than applied to everyone with the same intensity.