Agent 15 Poisoning Workup

Updated: Dec 18, 2018
  • Author: Geoffrey M Fitzgerald, MD; Chief Editor: Duane C Caneva, MD, MSc  more...
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Laboratory Studies

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  • The paucity of distinct diagnostic signs and the lack of any sort of field detector make the diagnosis of Agent 15 toxicity extremely difficult.

  • Maintain a high index of suspicion in scenarios in which terrorist or enemy chemical attack is possible. Multiple casualties exhibiting delirium indicate this diagnosis.

  • Most standard urine toxicology screens do not detect the presence of Agent 15.

  • Confirmatory testing is available at select reference laboratories.

  • Routine laboratory tests can be helpful in ruling out other causes of delirium. These include a CBC, electrolytes, BUN and/or creatinine, glucose, LFTs, toxicology screen, ABG, ammonia level, thyroid stimulating hormone, and lumbar puncture for cerebral spinal fluid.