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CDC Laboratory Response Network (LRN)

Description

The Laboratory Response Network (LRN) was established by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The LRN and its partners will maintain an integrated national and international network of laboratories that are fully equipped to respond quickly to acts of chemical or biological terrorism, emerging infectious diseases, and other public health threats and emergencies. The LRN chemical laboratory proficiency testing requires accurately detecting and determining the quantity of the target agent(s) in samples that contain the agent(s).

Supplier

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health (CDC/NCEH)

Data Years Available

2003-present

Periodicity

Annual

Mode

On-site proficiency testing

Selected Content

Data comes from onsite proficiency testing. Data are collected annually from LRN chemical laboratories.

Population covered

N/A

Methodology

N/A

Response rate and sample size

For FY 2010, response rate was 100% for 47 LRN-C laboratories. The total LRN-C laboratories include level 1 and level 2 labs.

Interpretation Issues

N/A

References

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