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Strengthening Veterinary Diagnostic Capacities: the FAO Laboratory Mapping Tool

Strengthening Veterinary Diagnostic Capacities: the FAO Laboratory Mapping Tool
Apr 2016

The ability of diagnostic laboratories to detect and characterize infectious agents, and therefore to support the prevention and management of health threats, is frequently constrained by lack of skilled personnel, accurate and consistent laboratory methods and quick data exchange systems.To address these gaps, FAO, in 2010, developed the Laboratory Mapping Tool (LMT) to aid laboratory assessment, and in particular to assess the functionality and capacities of veterinary laboratories.

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