The laboratory's role in prevention and control of infectious diseases.

@article{Hinman1992TheLR,
  title={The laboratory's role in prevention and control of infectious diseases.},
  author={Alan Richard Hinman},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  year={1992},
  volume={38 8B Pt 2},
  pages={1532-8}
}
The laboratory is essential for optimal prevention and control of infectious diseases. Its major functions are identification and characterization of infectious agents and development of serological tests. Isolation of the agent and characterization of the immune response can lead to development of some of the most effective prevention tools--vaccines… CONTINUE READING