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Centers for Disease and Control (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
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Commission on Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)
http://www.cola.org

National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCALP)
http://www.ascp.org/FunctionalNavigation/certification.aspx

College of American Pathologists (CAP)
http://www.cap.org/apps/cap.portal

American Thoracic Society
http://www.thoracic.org/

American College of Chest Physicians
http://www.chestnet.org/accp/

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
http://www.idsociety.org/

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
http://www.nfid.org/

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