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Biological Terrorism Training for Sentinel Laboratories: Burkholderia

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Course Title:  Biological Terrorism Training for Sentinel Laboratories: Burkholderia

Course Duration: 90 minutes (estimated)

Course Description: This module has been developed to provide clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Burkholderia. The module seeks to assist clinical laboratory scientists to better recognize potential agents of bioterrorism that they might encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens. 

Laboratory managers may consider using this course to assess competency of their staff to  perform the relevant laboratory procedures accurately and to refer specimens for confirmatory testing correctly.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe laboratory tests for identification of Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei.
  • Describe how to rule out or refer isolates for Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei.

Course Credits: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Training Branch is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours. This course has been approved for 1.5 contact hours in the category Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology for Florida Laboratory Licensees.

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