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do va medical centers/hospitals use the cdc for lab tests concerning infectious diseases?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: Most common germs, and infections can be diagnosed by regular va lab. If there is something special the infectious disease consultants at va have many options, including cdc.

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