BioThreat Response Laboratory

The Biothreat Response Laboratory, a member of the Laboratory Response Network (LRN), is applies microbiological and molecular technologies for rapid detection and identification of bioterrorism agents such as Bacillus anthracis (causative agent of anthrax).

The Molecular Detection Services Laboratory evaluates, applies and integrates molecular pathogen detection and characterization methods. These technologies protect and enhance the health of New Jersey’s citizens by increasing public health decision and response capability. In addition, Molecular Detection Services partners with other public health laboratory programs to support a prompt and effective response against infectious disease threats.

Last Reviewed: 8/3/2022