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Chemical Terrorism Response Laboratory

Following a potential chemical terrorism event, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Chemical Laboratory Response Network (LRN-C) may request blood and urine samples from symptomatic patients for the Rapid Toxic Screen.  

The Rapid Toxic Screen tests for 150 chemical warfare agents and metabolites of concern.

These clinical samples have specific collection, packaging and shipping requirements involving evidence tape and chain-of-custody.  

Training is available and free of charge.  For information, please contact the Chemical Terrorism Response Coordinator.

For Training Opportunities or Questions, please contact:

Peter M. Travis, MT(ASCP), Chemical Terrorism Response Coordinator
Phone: 504-219-4697 
Fax: 504-219-4694  
E-mail: Peter.Travis@la.gov