Emergency Preparedness for Laboratory Personnel

Laboratory worker looking into a microscope

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

Test tubes for laboratory specimens

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

Metal drums with radiation symbol

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

Laboratory Map

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.

Lab Outreach Communications System

Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS): Get updates and answers through coordination with professional laboratory organizations, CDC programs, and state public health laboratories.

Page last reviewed: March 24, 2017