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)

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: 288-016-17

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

Florida Course Number: 20-515746

More Information

Biothreat Preparedness Training for Sentinel Laboratories – Francisella tularensispdf 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