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The Laboratory Response Network Rule-Out and Refer app

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The Laboratory Response Network Rule-Out and Refer app

The Laboratory Response Network Rule-Out and Refer app makes it easy for sentinel labs, such as clinics, hospitals, and public health agencies, to access important information regarding six potential bioterrorism agents including Bacillus anthracis, Brucella species, Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, and Burkholderia mallei. This app provides information regarding biosafety, shipping, and select agent compliance associated with each pathogen to ensure that the information you need is at your fingertips! The app also aids sentinel labs by providing a tool in the "rule-out and refer" decision with easy to use flowcharts detailing the identification steps. Agent specific images and video examples guide the user in making accurate and efficient decisions.

Features Include:

  • Easy to use identification flowcharts for 6 bioterrorism agents with reference link to the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) formal procedures
  • Links to important information from CDC and Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Clear images of colony morphology and gram staining of the agents
  • Videos demonstrating biochemical tests such as catalase, indole, and oxidase
  • Important biosafety information
  • A video on how to work in a biosafety cabinet
  • Packaging and shipping information for Category A and B agents
  • Select agent regulation information and links

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The Laboratory Response Network Rule-Out and Refer app

  • Page last reviewed: February 24, 2015
  • Page last updated: February 24, 2015
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