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An isomer of cholesterol, differing in the position of the one double bond.
Synonym(s): coprostenol
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Research performed by the Environmental Monitoring Division (EMD) of the Broward County, Florida, Department of Natural Resource Protection proposed that Coprostenol, a fecal sterol specific to human sanitary waste, might be a far more reliable indicator of sewage contamination in environmental samples than the traditional microbiological methods.
The individual contaminated carpet samples were analyzed over an eight-day period to evaluate the presence and survival of fecal contamination as well as Coprostenol.
Unlike the results given by microbial indicators, the Coprostenol results remained positive throughout the study, consistently revealing the presence of fecal contamination.