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Could simply be a regular organophosphate like malathion. Easy to find and quite toxic.
So readily available
According to wikipedia the metabolites should be detectable, no?
Very few labs can identify organophosphates. There are about 5 in the US that can do that. So it might take a little time to process the specimen.
However, the symptoms are very recognizable. Look at the SLUDGE toxidrome: Salivation, Lacrimation, Urination, Defecation, Gastric cramps, Emesis, especially if quick in onset and associated to respiratory failure and coma.
In the German hospital statement they induced the coma.
Not sure if he fell into a coma in Russia or was induced.
But if they induced him into a coma in both instances would you think that the compound in question was more likely to be a more common substance than let's say novichok.
Which I have to assume is a quasi irreversible inhibitor considering it's supposed to be so lethal
Novichok inhibits cholinesterases more strongly than other common organophosphates.
Any first year toxicology student can recognize that toxidrome but you need a lab to tell you the difference between the agents.