Laboratory Response Network

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Laboratory Response Network (LRN)

a network of federal, state, and local laboratories, established in 1999 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, whose purpose is to provide the laboratory infrastructure and capacity to respond to biological and chemical terrorism and other public health emergencies.
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Stephanie E Ostrowski, Wadsworth Center Laboratory Response Network, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY
Combining these exercises with other actions, such as the specific identification of responsible sentinel laboratory personnel for management of possible bioterrorism events, will optimize the preparation and readiness of the Laboratory Response Network.
In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, established the Laboratory Response Network (LRN).
Establish a Price Agreement for the New Mexico Department of Health, Scientific Laboratory Division, for a NexION 350D Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) for use by SLD s Level 1 Laboratory Response Network.
1,17) The bioterrorism laboratory, which is part of the Laboratory Response Network (LRN), is secure.
The specialist made a diagnosis of suspected vaccinia infection, collected a swab specimen from an ulcer, and submitted it to WAPHL, a member of the Laboratory Response Network, for testing for vaccinia virus infection.
The laboratory also does biomonitoring for pollutants, mercury testing and hair analysis, and are a part of the Laboratory Response Network.
During the same period, the number of HHS staff assigned to bioterrorism jumped from 212 to 1,700, the Nationwide Laboratory Response Network grew from 80 to 118 participating labs, and research funding went up from $53 million to $1.
Additional labs across the United States--part of the Laboratory Response Network (LRN) established by the CDC--will soon have the technology and the go-ahead to conduct Ebola diagnostic testing on acute-phase specimens.
All samples were processed and cultured by using CDC's Laboratory Response Network culture and PCR methods at the Minnesota Department of Health and the Florida Department of Health.

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