Francisella tularensis

Francisella tularensis


This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of Francisella tularensis. 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 presumptive identification of F. tularensis
  • Describe how to rule out or refer presumptive organisms isolates for F. tularensis
  • Discuss the role of the sentinel laboratory in detection of F. tularensis
  • Describe the basic epidemiology and ecology of F. tularemia in the U.S. including animal reservoirs, vectors, and transmission cycles
Continuing Education Units (CEU)

This course is being revised, so P.A.C.E.® credits are not offered at this time. You may receive a course completion certificate without P.A.C.E.® credits. The revised course will offer P.A.C.E.® credits.pdf iconpdf icon

Page last reviewed: April 26, 2020