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Surveillance Plan Template: Sampling Plan - Specimen Types and Laboratory Tests Sections

This is a view of the template showing the suggested content of the Sampling Plan - Specimen Types and Laboratory Tests sections of an Outbreak Surveillance Plan. Instructions are in green and should be deleted from the final draft.


Following are standards for sampling [insert species] for presence of [insert disease] in the control area and surveillance zone. The control area is comprised of the infected zone plus the buffer zone.

Sample Types and Laboratory Tests

Sample Type

[Insert information about the type(s) of biological specimen(s) to collect and which laboratories the samples will be routed to. Type(s) of specimen(s) obtained should be consistent with the case definition.]

Laboratory Tests

[Insert information about the type(s) of laboratory test(s) to conduct and the test sensitivity. Laboratory testing should be consistent with the case definition.]


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