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CARAlert Laboratory Handbook

This handbook provides nationally consistent guidance on laboratory reporting processes for CARAlert.

This handbook:

  • Outlines protocols and procedures for the operation of CARAlert
  • Describes the roles of originating and confirming laboratories
  • Summarises methods for detecting a suspected CAR by an originating laboratory
  • Outlines procedures for referring suspected CAR isolates from an originating laboratory to an appropriate confirming laboratory
  • Provides guidance on confirmation tests performed by confirming laboratories for each CAR.


CARAlert Laboratory Handbook

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