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This series of free, interactive modules, developed by APHL in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, promotes a basic understanding of the serologic methods used in the laboratory to diagnose a syphilis infection. Designed for laboratorians at all levels of experience, each module in the series is complimented by references and resources. Modules are available in PDF format for use in laboratory training programs.
Users are encouraged to view the modules as frequently as needed.
Run time: 15 minutesPresenter:
Susie ZantoThis module presents an overview of syphilis diagnostics, the background and history of syphilis, epidemiology of syphilis and challenges with diagnostics.
Run time: 15 minutesPresenter: Susie ZantoThis module provides a brief overview of the serologic assays, algorithms, and considerations for choosing the correct algorithm for your laboratory.
Laboratory Biosafety: Work practices for Mycobacterium tuberculosis - PDF versionDisinfecting the work spaceHow to perform a Fit TestMMWR - Guidelines for BiosafetyTime (in minutes) to remove aerosols from the laboratory
This module contains a set of eight interactive cases studies that enable the viewer to practice interpreting syphilis diagnostic results when used in both the traditional and the reverse syphilis algorithms.
Specimen Collection, Transport, Handling and Processing - PDF version2009 TB Assessment ToolExample Brochure on Transporting Infectious SubstancesExamples of Performance IndicatorsMMWR - Guidelines on the Use of Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests for Diagnosis of TuberculosisNomogramSputum Collection Guidelines
Molecular Detection of Drug Resistance - Word Document
APHL sincerely thanks all who contributed their time and subject matter expertise to develop and produce these courses.
Patricia ArmourSouthen Nevada Public Health LaboratoryGeorge DizikesKnoxville Regional Laboratory, Tennessee Division of Laboratory ServicesYetunde FakileLaboratory Reference Research Branch (LRRB), CDC/DSTDPPeter LeoneUniversity of North CarolinaJane SchwebkeUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamRichard SteeceTennessee Division of Laboratory ServicesAnthony TranNYC Bureau of the Public Health LaboratorySusie ZantoMontana DPHHS Laboratory Services Bureau
This project was 100% funded with federal funds. The training series was supported by Cooperative Agreement # U60HM000803 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (IP), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS), National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB Prevention (PS), National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-borne, and Enteric Diseases (CK), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (CTPER).
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