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This online archive of the CDC Prevention Guidelines Database is being maintained for historical purposes, and has had no new entries since October 1998. To find more recent guidelines, please visit the following:

Prevention Guidelines

Topic: Specimens

(Please note that the documents listed below are sorted by date.)

1997 Revised Guidelines for Performing CD4+ T-Cell Determinations in Persons Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); 1997:01:10

Recommendations for Collection of Laboratory Specimens Associated with Outbreaks of Gastroenteritis; 1990:10:26

Current Trends Problems Created by Heat-Inactivation of Serum Specimens Before HIV-1 Antibody Testing; 1989:06:16

This page last reviewed: Wednesday, January 27, 2016