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Evaluation of the EYTEX system as a screen for eye irritancy of petroleum products.
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PMID:  20693014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
89 petroleum products were tested in the EYTEX in vitro assay and the results were compared with data from Draize tests on the same materials. All 26 chemicals assessed as irritant in the Draize test were classified as irritant by the EYTEX assay; 61 of the 63 non-irritants were correctly classified by the in vitro assay. The correlation between the results from the EYTEX system and the Draize data was 89%, and the predictive value of the EYTEX system (percentage of EYTEX irritants that are true irritants) was 93%. When the same chemicals were tested in another laboratory, the coefficient of determination for the comparison of the EYTEX scores from the two laboratories was R(2) = 0.86. The results demonstrate the reliability and interpretability of the EYTEX assay carried out in our laboratory and therefore the viability, if not the validity, of this in vitro method as a screening test for the Draize assay.
T A Roy; K A Saladdin; C R Mackerer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0887-2333     ISO Abbreviation:  Toxicol In Vitro     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
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Created Date:  2010-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712158     Medline TA:  Toxicol In Vitro     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  797-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Environmental and Health Sciences Laboratory, Mobil Oil Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
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