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The lab uses new technology, including the ELISA and receptor binding assay (RBA), to test for the presence of toxins in shellfish, without resorting to live mice. (Emily Kwong/KCAW)

Sitka Tribe opens biotoxin lab to monitor PSP

By | Alaska Native Government & Policy, Business, Climate Change, Environment, Featured News, Fisheries, Food, Science & Tech, Southeast, Subsistence | No Comments
With warming ocean temperatures, the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning can linger all year-round, and Alaska has only one Food and Drug Administration certified laboratory to test shellfish. There are no labs to protect those digging for their dinner, but that may soon change.
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