Chemical Terrorism Laboratory Preparedness
The Analytical Chemistry/Trace Metals laboratory is designated as one of ten state public health laboratory agencies to serve as a top-level, surge capacity laboratory for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Laboratory Response Network-Chemical (LRN-C) program.
There are unique requirements for specimen collection from individuals potentially exposed to chemical agents. The Bureau of Laboratories (BOL) continues to offer training for hospital employees and other public health collaborators in the proper collection, storage, packaging, and shipment for chemical exposure clinical specimens. Training may be obtained in two ways, a self-paced on-line course or a face-to-face session taught by the BOL Chemical Threat (CT) Response Educator. For the on-line training, please register at http://www.train.org/mi-train. For a face-to-face training, please coordinate with the CT Response Educator at (517)241-0925.
Laboratory Response and Hospital Preparedness in a Chemical Exposure Event is approved for 1.0 contact hours by Professional Acknowledgement for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®), issued by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. This educational program is funded by the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement by the CDC.
Additional CT Information
- MDHHS on-line CT training available on MI-TRAIN
- Michigan Prepares Chemical Emergency Page
- CDC Chemical Emergency Page
- CDC Chemical Agent Listing by Category
CT Specimen Collection Diagram
CT Training Objectives
Chemical Agent Testing-Chain of Custody, DCH-1264
Instructions for submission of specimens for a chemical event. DCH-1334.
Shipping Instructions for Samples Collected from Individuals Potentially Exposed to Chemical Terrorism Agents