CARAlert Laboratory Handbook

This handbook provides nationally consistent guidance on the reporting processes for originating and confirming laboratories for the CARAlert system. 



CARAlert Laboratory Handbook

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This handbook:

  • Outlines the protocols and procedures relating to the operation of CARAlert
  • Describes the role of participating laboratories
  • Summarises current methods for use in an originating laboratory for the detection of a suspected CAR
  • Outlines procedures for the referral of suspected isolates for confirmation
  • Provides guidance on the tests that confirming laboratories must perform for each CAR.
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