Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratory Protocols For Suspected Biological Threat Agents And Emerging Infectious Diseases

In coordination with the CDC and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), the ASM has updated protocols designed to offer Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratories standardized, practical methods and techniques to rule out microorganisms suspected as agents of bioterrorism, or to refer specimens to public health laboratories for confirmation.

Through publication of the Guidelines, the ASM furthers its fundamental interest in education and public health. ASM permits use of the Guidelines without charge provided users agree that they will not charge for such use or distribution of the Guidelines and further agree that any reprint or redistribution of the Guidelines will contain the following attribution "Printed/Distributed with permission from the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, 2013." Use of the Guidelines constitutes acceptance by the user of these terms of use.

If you have any questions about the guidelines please contact the Office of Public Affairs.

Available Guidelines
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Brucella
Botulinum Toxin
BT Readiness Plan (.PDF)
BT Readiness Plan (Word File)
Burkholderia
Coxiella burnetii
Novel Influenza Viruses
Packing and Shipping
Plague (Yersinia pestis)
Smallpox
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)



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