Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratory Protocols

Nov. 20, 2013

In coordination with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), ASM has updated protocols designed to offer Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratories standardized, practical methods and techniques to rule out microorganisms suspected as agents of bioterrorism, or to refer specimens to public health laboratories for confirmation.

Through publication of the guidelines, ASM furthers its fundamental interest in education and public health. ASM permits use of the guidelines without charge, provided users agree that they will not charge for such use or distribution of the guidelines and further agree that any reprint or redistribution of the guidelines will contain the following attribution: "Printed/Distributed with permission from the American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C., 2013." Use of the guidelines constitutes acceptance by the user of these terms of use.

If you have any questions about the guidelines, please contact ASM's Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Committee.

Available Guidelines

Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Botulinum Toxin
BT Readiness Plan (.PDF)
Coxiella burnetii
Novel Influenza Viruses
Packing and Shipping
Plague (Yersinia pestis)
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)