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Emergency Preparedness for Laboratory Personnel

Laboratory personnel play an important role in prevention and response for biological, chemical, and radiation emergencies. Visit the links below to learn more about how to react effectively and safely during an emergency.

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Biological Agent Emergencies

Learn more about some of the most common agents of concern and techniques for identifying unknown agents.


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Chemical Agent Emergencies

Find information to respond effectively to chemical emergencies by collecting, packaging, and shipping specimens related to potential chemical exposures.

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Radiological Emergencies

Get information on how to safely collect, package, and ship specimens when responding to a radiation exposure emergency.


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Laboratory Response Network (LRN): Learn more about the role of the LRN, the national network of local, state, and federal laboratories that respond to public health emergencies.
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