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Plague  Lesson 4
 Laboratory Issues - Clinicians

Introduction and Objectives

This section covers laboratory issues that clinicians need to understand, including laboratory testing and specimen handling. At the end of this section, you should be able to:

  • List the appropriate specimens to obtain in order to diagnose plague.
  • List the various laboratory tests available for the diagnosis of plague.
  • List the criteria for the diagnosis of plague.
  • Describe safety procedures for obtaining and transporting plague specimens.

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Page last modified September 7, 2004

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