Information for Laboratory Staff
Specimen Collection and Etiology Confirmation
Reportable Disease Conditions in Tennessee
The Laboratory List
Survey of Clinical Laboratories
More than 700 clinical laboratories in the FoodNet surveillance area test specimens from ill people. These laboratories differ in their routine testing practices for foodborne pathogens and in methods they use. Such differences may contribute to variation in the incidence rate of reported infections between FoodNet sites. To understand current practices and to monitor changes in practices over time, FoodNet conducts periodic surveys of all clinical laboratories within the surveillance area.