Finding 8-3: It is very difficult to compare the performance of sensor systems when the measurements are obtained and reported in different ways (e.g., solution concentration vs. amount of analyte bound to sensor surface; milligrams per milliliter vs. moles per liter vs. molecules per milliliter).

Recommendation 8-3: Common guidelines for reporting of the testing and performance of pathogen detection systems should be developed. This would aid in the comparison and evaluation of various sensor systems.

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