Two sections of the sampling plan are discussed here: the specimen type section and the laboratory tests section. Information provided in both of these sections should be consistent with the case definition.
The Specimen Type section should describe:
Note: specimen type refers to the type of biological or environmental specimen(s) that will be collected (e.g., blood, tonsil, nasal swab, fecal).
The Laboratory Tests section should describe:
Note: Laboratory testing should be consistent with the case definition of the disease of concern.
Determine appropriate specimen types and laboratory tests - Consult with veterinary diagnostic experts at FADDL or NVSL to determine these. Click here to find contact information for NVSL and FADDL and click here for specimen collection and test type guidelines.
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