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Laboratory Response Network and Emergency Preparedness

Description of the Laboratory Response Network

Sentinel Laboratory Response Plan Overview/Template

Communication

Detection Procedures for BT Agents

Bacillus anthracis, Brucella spp., Francisella tularensis, Yersinia pestis, Burkholderia mallei, Burkholderia pseudomallei

Smallpox Collection Guidance

Collection Procedures for Other Agents:

Avian Influenza
Botulism
Coxiella burnettii
Monkeypox
SARS
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
Unknown Viruses

Reporting Requirements

Cultures Meeting Criteria for BT Agents and
Patients with Clinical Symptoms resembling infection with BT agents

Referral Requirements

Cultures Meeting Criteria for BT Agents and
Specimens from Patients with Clinical Symptoms Resembling Infection with BT Agents

Securing Specimens

Packaging and Shipping Infectious Substances

Method of Transport
Hospital or Private Courier
FedEx or other air Carrier
Vehicles dedicated to the transport of diagnostic specimens
Healthcare worker (Materials of Trade)
Transport Method: Federal, state or local government agent
Shipper’s Certification

Directions to NJDOH Public Health and Environmental Laboratories

Broken or Leaking Specimens

USDOT Sample Shipping Papers

Guidelines for Shipping Agar Plates

Suppliers of UN Certified Products

Link  to Just-In-Time Packaging Requirements

Category “A” Ground
Category “A” Air
Category “B” Ground
Category “B” Air

Notification, Transfer and Destruction of Select Agents

Biosafety: Handling Pathogens in the Laboratory

Laboratory Security

Chain of Custody

USDA Organism and Vector Permits


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