Laboratory Diagnosis: An Overview (FOCUS, Volume 4.3)

Fee:None
Length: 40 minutes
Description:This issue of FOCUS provides an overview of the pathogens tested in public health laboratories and describes some commonly used lab tests.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).
PERLC

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Authors:

Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH

Lauren N. Bradley, MHS

FOCUS Workgroup

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 12, Function 4: Support public health investigations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
2.5. Manage the recording and/or transcription of data according to protocol.

References

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http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/ preview/mmwrhtml/mm55d926a1.htm.
Accessed December 8, 2006.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections associated with eating ground beef --- United States, June--July 2002. MMWR Morb Mort Wkly Rep. 2002;51:637-639. Available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5129a1.htm.
Accessed November 30, 2006.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Multistate outbreak of monkeypox--Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, 2003. MMWR Morb Mort Wkly Rep. 2003;52:537-540. Available at:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5223.pdf.
Accessed November 30, 2006.

Martynowicz MA, Prakash, UBS. Pulmonary blastomycosis: An appraisal of diagnostic techniques. Chest. 2002;121:768-773.

Mayer G. Bacteriology Chapter 7: Bacteriophage. In: University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Microbiology and Immunology On-line [Internet]. September 11, 2003. Available at:
http://www.med.sc.edu:85/mayer/phage.htm.
Accessed November 30, 2006.

Herwaldt, et al. Microbial Molecular Techniques. In: Epidemiologic Methods for the Study of Infectious Diseases, JC Thomas, DJ Weber, eds. Oxford University Press, 2001: 163-191.

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