National Laboratory System
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.

Search our Collections & Repository

All these words:

For very narrow results

This exact word or phrase:

When looking for a specific result

Any of these words:

Best used for discovery & interchangable words

None of these words:

Recommended to be used in conjunction with other fields

Language:

Dates

Publication Date Range:

to

Document Data

Title:

Document Type:

Library

Collection:

Series:

People

Author:

Help
Clear All

Add terms to the query box

Query box

Help
Clear All
Filetype[PDF-2.60 MB]


  • English

  • Details:

    • Description:
      The National Laboratory System was established to ensure a strong system of integrated public health, hospital, and independent laboratories. The goal is to strengthen critical testing and communication for public health issues through systematic improvements in the delivery of laboratory ser vices. Facilitated collaboration among state public health laboratories and their clinical laboratory constituents fulfills the directive in recent government appropriations to integrate the work of clinical and public health laboratories to assure preparedness for bioterrorism through planning, training, coordination, communication, and standardization of methods. The NLS is pro-active, allowing each state to prioritize its efforts towards bioter rorism and various public health threats such as foodborne diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and chronic health threats. It has flexibility of scope so that resources can be diverted to any public health crisis. Model projects have demonstrated that recent funding is best utilized to connect private and public health laboratories with a designated laboratory program advisor in each of the fifty states. Other components include a system for routine and emergency communication, advisory committees, ongoing laboratory training programs, and the National Laborator y Database, a comprehensive, state-centered inventory of laboratories, testing services and practices. The National Laborator y System is supported by the Division of Laboratory Systems within the Public Health Practice Program Office of the CDC. Publication date from document properties. NLS%20BROCHURE.pdf
    • Place as Subject:
    • Main Document Checksum:
    • File Type:

    Supporting Files

    • No Additional Files

    More +

    You May Also Like

    Checkout today's featured content at stacks.cdc.gov