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.



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement