Guidance and protocol for the serological diagnosis of human infection with Bordetella pertussis
Since 2011, there have been increases in the number of cases of pertussis that have been reported in different regions of the world. Laboratory diagnosis of whooping cough is difficult due to variations in specificity and the sensitivity of different methods. This report reviews the scientific literature updates together with research to produce a guidance and protocol for the serological diagnosis of human infection with Bordetella pertussis.
Options for national testing and surveillance for hepatitis E virus in the EU/EEA - Operational guidance
5 Sep 2019 - This operational guidance, developed by ECDC in collaboration with its hepatitis E virus (HEV) expert group, offers options on the implementation or adjustment of HEV surveillance at a national level.
Handbook on tuberculosis laboratory diagnostic methods in the European Union - Updated 2018
29 Aug 2018 - This handbook provides network members and other laboratories involved in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, with an agreed list of key diagnostic methods and their protocols in various areas of TB diagnosis.
ECDC study protocol for genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU level
23 Jul 2018 - This ECDC study protocol describes the technical requirements for implementing future EU-level genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.