Brucella spp.


This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Brucella spp. species. The goal is to assist clinical laboratory scientists in better recognizing potential biothreat agents they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens. Laboratory managers may consider using this course to:

  • Assess staff competency in performing laboratory procedures accurately
  • Determine if staff are referring specimens for test confirmations correctly

At the conclusion of this eLearning, you will be able to:

  • Describe laboratory tests for identification of Brucella spp.
  • Describe how to rule out or refer isolates for Brucella spp. using standardized laboratory protocols
  • Discuss the role of the sentinel laboratory in bioterrorism response
Continuing Education Units (CEU)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems, Laboratory Training and Services 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 of P.A.C.E. ® credit.

P.A.C.E.® Course Number: 288-012-17

This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours in the category Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology, for Florida Laboratory Licensees.

Florida Course Number: 20-515740

More Information

Biological Terrorism Training for Sentinel Laboratories: Brucella spppdf icon

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Length of Course

1.5 Hours

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Credits Offered


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Delivery Method

On-demand eLearning

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Page last reviewed: July 30, 2018