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Sampling Plans for Use of Rapid Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Monitoring Must Overcome Variability or Suffer Statistical Invalidity

  • Greg S. Whiteley (a1) (a2), Chris Derry (a1) and Trevor Glasbey (a2)
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Address correspondence to Greg S. Whiteley, MSafetySc, PO Box 1076, North Sydney, New South Wales 2060, Australia (gregswhiteley@aol.com)

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