On this episode I go over Y. pestis. Why is there concern about encountering Y. pestis in the laboratory? What do you do if you encounter potential bioterror agents? How does the laboratory handle those? As laboratories we are trained on how to recognize, test, handle, and ship these organisms. Tune in to this episode to learn about terms like Laboratory Response Network and the proficiency testing called LPX.

Clinical Microbiology explained in simple terms, suitable for microbiologists and students alike.

Hosted by Medical Laboratory Scientist, Luis Plaza, who also talks about his experience as a clinical microbiologist.

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